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The North London constituency that could switch from Tory to Labour for the first time in 50 years

The North London constituency that could switch from Tory to Labour for the first time in 50 years

Some people living in a north London constituency say they are ready for change as the constituency is predicted to move from Conservative to Labor for the first time since it was created in 1974.

Theresa Villiers has been the local MP since 2005, succeeding the retired Sir Sydney Chapman. Although she retained the seat, the last two elections were closely contested, with majorities of just 353 and 1,212 votes in 2017 and 2019 respectively. Residents of Chipping Barnet feel they have had enough and are ready for an MP from another party.




Dennis Birdby, 67, told MyLondon he did not trust Rishi Sunak. Dennis also showed frustration with the Conservative’s National Service policy, calling it ‘nonsense’.

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But the problems are not just with the national Conservative Party. Despite Ms Villiers’ strong Leave stance, 62 per cent of Barnet voted to remain in the EU in 2016, leading to conflict for many.

Ian Luxford, 60, told MyLondon: “She ignored the fact that the majority of people here voted to remain in the EU – other MPs who sat in constituencies that were in favor of leaving the EU, and were themselves Remainers, respected the views of their constituents.”

Ian also expressed his lack of confidence in Mr Sunak. Asked how he thought he had performed, he replied ‘absolutely appalling’, citing the Rwanda policy as ‘an absolute disgrace, in terms of human rights’.

Dennis says he is not happy with the idea of ​​National Youth Service

Leonora Petrew, 69, who moved to Barnet from Finchley a year and a half ago, told us she felt he had “completely failed at almost everything”. She, like many other Barnet residents, is looking forward to the future and concludes: “I hope Labour will do better”.