The 2019 general election unfortunately saw Conservative candidate Chris Grayling yet again sweep back into Parliament as the MP for Epsom and Ewell, writes Ian Strutt. This was the result despite the strong showing by Labour’s candidate in third place. However, if an election was held today, polls tell a likely completely different story.
Conservative Grayling won the 2019 contest with a majority of 17,873 gained from the electorate of 81,138. Labour’s candidate attracted 10,226/23.5% of votes despite having to fight this constituency’s long-established MP.
A look at the tracker poll organised by The Daily Telegraph shows how the antics of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss have totally trashed the Conservative’s standing in the country. This poll shows a massive 53% of the country’s electorate now supporting Labour and just 22% the hapless Conservatives.
Grayling’s vote could be slashed at the next election, making him highly vulnerable. And support for Lib-Dems is tumbling, too. Clearly, Labour needs a strong and positive candidate in place ready for the next election. Then, little else would give me more pleasure than seeing Grayling ejected from Parliament by Epsom and Ewell voters.
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