At today's Prime Minister's Questions, Sarah Olney asked Boris Johnson about the plight of Barnes residents caused by the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.
Of course, Johnson avoided answering the question altogether, and instead used his answer to give publicity to Shaun Bailey, the Tory candidate for Mayour of London.
You can watch the exchange below.
Questioned @BorisJohnson about the proposed new transport charges and #hammersmithbridge. Infuriating to hear how they are using people's livelihoods as part of their political game-playing #PMQs pic.twitter.com/HTCKxiMB9D— Sarah Olney (@sarahjolney1) October 21, 2020
According to Boris Johnson, Shaun Bailey will be re-opening the bridge, and has secured funding to do so(!).
Shaun Bailey was quick to jump on board...
It’s an embarrassment to our city that @SadiqKhan has let Hammersmith Bridge fall down.— Shaun Bailey (@ShaunBaileyUK) October 21, 2020
As the PM, @BorisJohnson says, as Mayor, I will work with the Government to open the bridge as quickly as possible. pic.twitter.com/simA6cMzyy
Sarah Olney has followed this up by writing to Mr Bailey, asking him to confirm that funding has been arranged, and asking for a timeline for its provision.
Posted on 21st October 2020