EDL founder Tommy Robinson has urged ‘everyone’ to vote for Boris Johnson at the upcoming General Election.

Speaking outside the High Court where he is being sued for libel he said,: ‘Everyone should vote for Boris Johnson. ‘And I’m so happy with what Nigel Farage has done. He should attack the Labour heartlands. If we want Brexit… If we believe in democracy, we have to have Brexit.

‘So yeah. Go Boris!’ Ian Lavery, Labour Party Chair, said: "Admired by Donald Trump, aided by Nigel Farage, and endorsed by Tommy Robinson. With friends like these, who needs Boris Johnson?

"While Johnson is courting billionaires and far right thugs, Labour is running the most radical, people powered campaign this country has ever seen."

Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley Lennon, faces a libel claim over a comment he made online about a Syrian refugee attacked in a school playground. He denies the claim.