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  • 12 May 2014, 20:13

PM And Boris Help Collapsed Woman In Street

They are said to be political rivals but on this occasion David Cameron and Boris Johnson joined forces as they helped a woman who had collapsed in the street.

The Prime Minister and the Mayor of London stopped and got out of their car after spotting her fall to the ground in Harrow, northwest London.

It happened as they headed to an election campaign event in the borough where they met local people and posed for "selfies".

The politicians also visited a skills centre and then got the Tube back to Westminster.

A passing GP first tended to the woman followed by a paramedic and ambulance - summoned by the PM's security detail.

Downing Street did not confirm an eyewitness account that Mr Cameron held the woman's hand until help arrived.

Paramedic Dominic Stark, who was at the scene, said: "The Prime Minister and Boris Johnson had pulled over when they noticed a woman collapsed on the street.

"When I arrived a few minutes later, I found the PM holding the woman's hand. I took over caring for the patient and they left a few minutes later."

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said they were called at 11.19am to reports of a woman who was taken unwell on Sheepcote Road, Harrow.

A paramedic arrived in three minutes, followed by an ambulance.

He added that the woman was taken to hospital and was "OK".

Last year, Ed Miliband was compared to an "action hero" by cyclist Ella Phillips.

The Labour leader ran into the road to help when he saw her fall off her bicycle in another part of London.