December 9, 2019 12.22 pm This story is over 30 months old

‘Andrew Neil’ mob give Boris Johnson challenging Grimsby welcome

The Conservative leader made a brief visit to Lincolnshire ahead of the debate

Protesters, wearing Andrew Neil masks and holding chicken signs, gave Prime Minister Boris Johnson a cold welcome in Grimsby.

The Conservative leader was also met with boos from the group when he briefly visited the Grimsby Fish Market on Monday morning ahead of the General Election on December 12.

“Our new Brexit deal means we will take back control of our waters and support our fantastic fishing industries”, he said during his visit.

Local Labour councillor Gaynor Rogers was among the protesters outside the market and brandished Boris Johnson as a chicken for dodging an interview with Andrew Neil.

Labour has held Grimsby since the 1940s but a shock poll recently predicted that the Conservatives could change the seat blue in the upcoming election.

Boris Johnson left the BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Melvyn Prior “very unsatisfied” after he only managed to squeeze in three short questions in an interview.

Boris Johnson at the Grimsby Fish Market.

The mid-morning host put questions from his audience on the rise of foodbank use, trust in politicians and hospital funding over just three minutes to Boris Johnson.

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