PRIME Minister Boris Johnson spent two hours in a primary school on the outskirts of Taunton this morning (Thursday).

Dozens of Liberal Democrat and Labour supporters booed as Mr Johnson's car drove into West Monkton Primary School shortly after 10am.

He met the senior staff team before going into a number of classrooms to join in with reading, nursery rhymes and a discussion on plastics and the environment.

In an interview with the County Gazette, Mr Johnson said: "I'm working very hard to deliver a working majority Conservative government.

"Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane Conservative MP) is a fantastic MP. I very much hope she'll be re-elected. She's done an amazing job for her constituency."

He credited Ms Pow with attracting funding for a major redevelopment of Musgrove Park Hospital and a commitment from the government to keep Royal Marines 40 Commando's base at Norton Manor Camp.

"She's a powerful voice for Taunton in general and a great campaigner for the environment," said Mr Johnson.

He added: "We want to get Brexit done. We have a great deal ready - just add hot water, stir in the pot, oven ready.

"We can get it done by January and we're out."

Local initiatives Mr Johnson pledged to help "level up the country" include dealing with infrastructure such as improving the A358 and the A303, technology with fibre broadband everywhere, and education with a fairer funding for Somerset schools.

Other measures the Prime Minister promised to tackle if he is re-elected included rural bus services.

He said: "I think that rural bus services can make a huge difference to people's lives.

"We're investing £220million on developing the rural bus network and getting people back on the buses. We want to support local councils that can help bus services.

"We want busses that are clean and green and low carbon. And there's no reason they can't be built in this country.

"We want to expand the rural bus network.

"The only way we can do that is with a strong economy."

Brexit would help trigger growth and enable the government to put more money into the NHS and schools like West Monkton, said Mr Johnson.

Mr Johnson said he had no plans to introduce a so-called 'dementia tax', claiming £1.5billion had been used to support social care since he became Prime Minister.

He added: "We want to give everybody dignity and security in their old age and to ensure that nobody has to sell their home to pay for the costs of social care."

Referring to the LibDems, Mr Johnson said: "It's a reality that all a vote for the LibDem candidate will do is help deliver Jeremy Corbyn into Number 10.

"The way forward for this country is a good working majority Conservative government."

The Prime Minister said he hoped to tackle homelessness with "one wrap around care for everyone who's homeless".

"We have to look at more affordable housing," he added.

"This Government is turning around the dismal record of under-building under Labour.

"We have to have campaigns such as my 'no second night out' in London, which helps stop people becoming homeless.

"There's a threshold of confidence between which a homeless person can sink - after that it's more difficult to get their lives back again."