The Home Secretary Teresa May joined the campaign trail today visiting shops ahead of Thursday’s council elections.

The government minister was in Rayners Lane for a walk round the high street with Harrow Borough Council's Tory leader Councillor Susan Hall.

The pair met shopkeepers and shoppers to talk about the issues in the area before voters head to the polls on Thursday to vote in council and European elections.

Speaking exclusively to the Harrow Times, Theresa May said: “I am here today to see the fantastic work that is being done in Harrow since the Conservative party and Susan Hall came to power last September.

“From talking to people the cleaner, safer, fairer message in Harrow is being put into practice by the Conservative Party.

“I don’t like to predict election results but I will say is that with Conservative councils you pay less but get better service and this has been exemplified in Harrow in the past few months.”

The Home Secretary is the latest high profile Conservative visitor after Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited Harrow town centre last week.

The Conservative group took control of the council with a minority administration in September last year following a vote of no confidence in then council leader Cllr Thaya Idaikkadar of the Independent Labour group.

In order to gain full control of the council, a party must win 32 seats out of the 63 available from Thursday’s vote.

The three main political parties will all be fielding candidates as well as Independent Labour, UKIP and the Greens, with six independent candidates also running.