General election 2010: Brown in Medway
Thu 8 April 2010, 9:53 am
Prime minister Gordon Brown made Medway the first stop of his election campaign after traveling on the high speed train fresh from calling on The Queen to dissolve parliament.
(Sourced from Kent News.)
After confirming the election date of May 6, the prime minister met the public and massed media at the Strood Morrisons store.
A scrum of camera crews and photographers had been waiting since the visit was announced at around 9.30am. On a charm offensive to locals, with his wife Sarah, Brown had obviously prioritised Kent as an important front in his battle to beat Conservative leader David Cameron.
He was out and about in the ninth most vulnerable Labour seat in the country when he arrived at Strood railway station before a convoy of limousines dropped him off in front of Morrisons.
Before he swept through the door amidst a throng of reporters and minders, the prime minister greeted a mass of onlookers but steadfastly refused to answer questions from reporters over why he had chosen Medway as his first stop and his prospects in the battle for Number 10.
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