Boris Johnson was on the campaign trail yesterday, helping out the conservatives in Teesside. Or so he thought. Johnson tweeted:
Only problem is the picture is of Whitley Bay, which is in North Tyneside not Teesside!
Labour North tweeted:
“Care about the North East? He doesn’t even know where he is. Bring a map to your next photo op @BorisJohnson.”
Responses on Twitter
There were a selection of interesting and amusing responses. Here is a selection.
“As someone from Whitley Bay, it was offensive enough that he dared to step foot there.”
“People of Teesside immensely grateful for his visit to Whitley Bay”“I really think we should wait for the results of the inquiry to tell us where he was”
“Geography has never been a Tory strongpoint.”
“What do you expect from someone attending a party who doesn’t even know that it’s a party? Or someone who’s been told multiple times that asymptomatic transmission of Covid is possible, but claims he doesn’t know that asymptomatic transmission is possible.”
If the Prime Minister is really serious about levelling-up, then it might be a good idea to know where he is.
#NorthTynesideNotTeesside. Get your rivers right, Johnson.