Mayor of London Boris Johnson conducted a tour of some of the Jewish hotspots of north London on Sunday ahead of the city’s mayoral election next month.
Johnson, who is in a tight race with Labor candidate and former mayor Ken Livingstone, dropped into two of the community’s landmark bakeries to shake hands with surprised customers who were out restocking their pantries after Passover.
The election campaign has become increasingly bitter, with Livingstone in particular drawing heavy criticism from the Jewish community for comments he made in a closed meeting with Jewish Labor party activists. The former mayor said that Jews were unlikely to vote for him as votes for the Left are inversely proportional to wealth levels and that the Jewish community is rich.
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