(JTA) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson frosted and served up doughnuts at a kosher bakery in London less than a week ahead of Britain’s national elections.
Johnson wore an apron that read “Get Brexit Done” behind the counter at the Grodzinski bakery in the Golders Green neighborhood, which is home to a substantial Jewish population.
Prior to his stint Friday behind the bakery counter, Johnson visited Jewish Care, a health and social care organization serving the London Jewish community. Photos of the event showed black-hatted haredi Orthodox Jewish youths crowding at the counter listening to Johnson.
Local conservative Tory Party candidate Mike Freer joined Johnson at both stops. Freer is facing off Dec. 12 against Jewish Liberal-Democratic candidate Luciana Berger, who left the Labour Party over its years-long anti-Semitism problem. She canvassed the district last week with actor Hugh Grant.
Johnson was later criticized for choosing to make the appearance at the bakery rather than sit for an interview with the BBC.