Prime Minister gets his election campaign underway with a visit to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA Images

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA Images

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson began his election campaign in Cambridge today with a visit to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA ImagesPrime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA Images

The PM took a tour around the hospital this morning (October 31) - the date that he had insisted Brexit would happen.

He spoke to Dr Anna Godfrey during a visit to the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility.

Speaking at the hospital, Boris Johnson said: "The NHS has been there for all of us.

"We're investing more than ever before so it can provide world-class care."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA ImagesPrime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA Images

He left the site just after 1.30pm to visit a primary school in Bury St Edmunds.

Earlier this week, it was announced there would be a general election on December 12.

After months of Brexit deadlock, he has now accepted the EU's offer of a Brexit extension until January 31.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA ImagesPrime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA Images

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA ImagesPrime Minister Boris Johnson visits the National Institute for Health Research at the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire/PA Images

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