Prime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown visited Labour supporters in Watford today (Friday).

Mr Brown travelled by train from London to Watford Junction, before he was transported to the Labour Party HQ in St Albans Road by car, where he was greeted by Watford MP Claire Ward. He then spent almost 30 minutes talking to supporters.

The Chancellor's visit to Watford was the first time he had met Labour supporters since announcing his intention to run for party leader at a press conference this morning at the Imagination Gallery in central London.

He told Labour activists that there was no better place than Watford to launch his leadership campaign.

"You have got such a wonderful Member of Parliament here in Claire Ward," he said. "We are all very proud of her. I'm really pleased that I can talk to party members today."