Crowds of fans demanding ‘selfies’ gathered this afternoon as Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited Harrow.

The Mayor of London visited the town centre with Conservative Harrow West candidate Hannah David this afternoon as part of the Tories' election campaign.

Flocks of shoppers swarmed around the Mayor as he walked through the centre of town after arriving at Harrow-on-the-Hill station early this afternoon, with many demanding ‘selfies’ with Boris.

Bilal, nine, said: “It’s really exciting to see Boris Johnson come to Harrow. He’s really famous and I think he’s really funny.”

Daniel Baillie, who lives in the Harrow East constituency, said: “I’ve never seen the Mayor before, so it’s nice he’s come to Harrow for a little bit.

“I don’t think this will change the way people vote though, because they’re not talking about policies – just taking photos with people.”

The visit comes just a day after Michael Gove said he believed all Conservative MPs will hold their seats in London - and predicted Hannah David would take Labour-held Harrow West.

Speaking to the Harrow Times, Mr Johnson said: “I think there has been a very good reaction to Hannah in Harrow West, she’s setting a cracking pace here and is obviously very popular.

“I think people are not really focusing on the election just yet but they will in a couple of weeks, but the choice is very clear.”

A recent poll by Lord Ashcroft has revealed that Labour’s Uma Kumaran could take the seat from incumbent Tory MP Bob Blackman.

Mr Johnson added: “That is not what I felt at all from my visit to Belmont Circle this morning.

“I have been walking around with Bob and he has a massive name recognition- everyone was rushing up to thank him for something he had done, and he’s obviously a very diligent, active MP.”