Boris was spotted enjoying an early morning jog on Saturday morning (19th March) along the South Shore beach.
The PM later shared his thoughts on his jog with delegates as part of his key-note Blackpool speech on Saturday, saying: ‘I went for a run this morning on the beach. Absolutely beautiful. It’s better than anything in the Caribbean. That is not near gallantry. It is true. I mean, that time of the morning 6.45, sun coming up. Unbelievable. Tide right out, ribbed sand stretching for miles and miles, and obviously beautiful. And as I ran along, I saw new hotels and the new attractions that will benefit from that new transport infrastructure going in… the new tram!’
He continued, ‘Of course, government has a role. Safer streets, better health care, better schools, better education, creating the conditions for that investment. But in the end, you need the private sector. The animal spirits of the private sector to come in and have the confidence to invest. That’s what it’s all about. That’s the fundamental symmetry at the heart of our Conservative vision.’
He then recalled a meeting that he had during his morning Blackpool jog, ‘And as I was running along the sand, I saw a man looking for lug worms. And he showed me some lug worms that he had caught. And I will tell you, my friends, the lugworm is not perhaps the most beautiful of God’s creatures. But bigger fish love lugworms. And I want you to know that we Conservatives back everybody in this country who gets up early and invest their time and their skill and their energy and their effort in the hope of a bigger return. You need to use a lugworm to catch a bream, my friends and I have a bream. As they say.’
The PM arrived by private jet at Blackpool Airport on Friday evening. Photographs below.
Boris leaving Blackpool……..
He chose a window seat!