Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise visit to Bucks today to campaign with Peter Fleet, the Conservative candidate in the upcoming Chesham and Amersham by-election.

Mr Johnson walked up and down Chesham High Street handing out election material to shop owners and residents, urging them to vote for Mr Fleet on June 17, and taking selfies with people.

People were heard shouting “you’re doing a great job Prime Minister” and he was, within minutes, surrounded by crowds wanting photos and to speak to him.

Bucks Free Press:

It comes after former Prime Minister Tony Blair praised the Labour candidate, Slough Cllr Natasa Pantelic, calling her a “fantastic local councillor” and asking people to support her with their votes.

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And Liberal Democrats leader Ed Davey launched the party’s candidate Sarah Green’s campaign to represent the constituency last month, branding her a “fantastic campaigner with a track record of standing up for local communities”.

The by-election will be held on June 17 to replace late MP Dame Cheryl Gillan, who sadly died over Easter following a long illness.

Bucks Free Press:

Here are the hopefuls in alphabetical order:

Carolyne Culver – Green Party

Brendan Donnelly – Rejoin EU

Peter Fleet – Conservative

Sarah Green – Liberal Democrats

Carla Gregory – Breakthrough Party

Adrian Oliver – Freedom Alliance. No Lockdowns. No Curfews.

Natasa Pantelic – Labour Party

Alex Wilson – Reform UK