Campaigners are out for Boris
MOMENTUM GROUP MEETS AGAIN IN BID TO UNSEAT UXBRIDGE MP
A GROUP of Labour supporters backed by left-wing activists Momentum held a second “Unseat Boris” rally in Uxbridge.
The first Unseat Boris rally, fronted by journalist Owen Jones and supported by several Labour MPs including Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry and Rupa Huq, was held on July 23, just over a month after the General Election.
The campaign returned to Uxbridge on Sunday with the aim of engaging local people in grass roots campaigning.
The Unseat campaign by Momentum targets what they describe as “many senior Tories with tiny majorities” by holding rallies and campaign training in their constituencies.
The targets include Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP Boris Johnson, Justine Greening in Putney, Amber Rudd in Hastings and Iain Duncan Smith in Chingford and Woodford Green.
At the General Election in June, the Foreign Secretary’s majority halved from almost 10,700 votes to 5,034, while Labour candidate Vincent Lo made gains.
Campaigners met at Hillingdon Civic Centre, in High Street, where Momentum delivered campaigning training to local volunteers, followed by speeches from Owen Jones and Labour MPs Clive Lewis and Rupa Huq.
The campaigners then visited wards in Uxbridge, knocking on doors and speaking with people on the streets before returning to the Civic Centre.
In a post on Facebook, Momentum said: “We don’t know when this increasingly preposterous government will fall, but we have to campaign now if we want to win.
“It will be a beautiful sight when Johnson loses his seat – and it will mean Labour will be forming a government.”
The office of Boris Johnson has been approached for comment.
(Right) Owen Jones was joined by MPs Keir Starmer and Marsha de Cordova and hundreds of Labour supporters campaigning to Unseat Boris Johnson (above) in July