FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a management candidate for Britain’s Conservative Get together, attends a hustings occasion in Manchester, Britain, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates/File Picture
LONDON (Reuters) – A bunch set as much as assist British opposition Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn, has launched a marketing campaign to attempt to oust Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to change into the subsequent prime minister, from his parliamentary seat, it stated on Monday.
Momentum, created simply weeks after Corbyn’s shock appointment as chief of the Labour Get together in 2015, stated it will ship a whole lot of their supporters to Johnson’s electoral district in west London later this month to “unseat” him.
Johnson holds a small majority in his constituency of simply 5,034 votes, making him susceptible to different events eager to unseat him in a brand new nationwide election, which, whereas not being due till 2022, is perhaps held earlier to attempt to break the impasse over Britain’s departure from the European Union.
“Now we’re launching a marketing campaign to ensure Johnson goes down in historical past as the primary sitting prime minister to lose his seat,” stated Becky Boumelha, a member of Momentum’s Nationwide Coordinating Group.
“On the final election we slashed his majority in half, and now even Tories (Conservatives) admit his seat is susceptible to a surge in younger voters on the subsequent election.”
Johnson is the favourite to change into Britain’s subsequent prime minister and is anticipated to win a management election triggered when Theresa Could introduced she would step down after failing to get her Brexit deal by means of parliament.
The previous London mayor and international minister has gained over many Conservatives by promising to go away the EU on the new deadline of Oct. 31, with or with no deal — one thing that Labour says would damage the financial system and finish in job losses.
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; enhancing by Michael Holden