SOME more vox-popping in marginal Hampstead and Kilburn comes our way courtesy of the Financial Times and Sebastian Payne’s election tour, with a past Labour voter thinking about voting for the Lib Dems, another holding their nose and sticking with Labour and a third, South End Green estate agent Jonathan Bergman no less, who has switched to the Tories. Similar to what we saw when Channel 4 went to the Kilburn High Road, there does not seem to be too much excitement for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
Despite being pelted by a hailstorm, however, Labour MP Tulip Siddiq stands her ground on the question of the leadership. “You can’t ignore Jeremy Corbyn,” she says, “he is the leader of the Labour Party, but at the end of the day, if people want to talk about Jeremy I’ll bring it up but if you go around canvassing all morning like I have done is what people bring up actually is the cuts to the local schools, they bring up cuts to the National Health Service, they bring up that they are worried about High Speed Rail 2, they are worried about Brexit Britain, that’s what they are worried about on the doorstep and that’s what I’ll be fighting this election.”
See more on the FT’s website, or, embedded with permission, below: