Owen Jones leads unseat Boris Johnson rally in Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency

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Activist Owen Jones has led a rally aimed at unseating Boris Johnson in his west London constituency. 

Labour supporters gathered in Uxbridge and South Ruislip on Sunday to knock on doors in the area in a bid to unseat the Foreign Secretary at the next General Election, whenever that may be.

Hundreds of people had planned to attend the event and many posted pictures of themselves out canvassing under the hashtag #UnseatBoris.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer and Labour MP for Battersea Marsha De Cordova were among those to give speeches at the rally.


Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, leaves 10 Downing Street after a Cabinet meeting (REUTERS)

“The case for campaigning to replace Boris Johnson with a Labour MP is so overwhelming it barely needs writing,” Mr Jones wrote on the Facebook event page. 

He added: “Johnson who only opportunistically backed Brexit because he thought it would help his political career. 

“Johnson who had a radio interview so calamitous that if he was – say – a black woman, his career would be over.

“Johnson who reduces this great country to an international laughing stock as Foreign Secretary.”

The former London mayor saw his majority slashed by half in June’s general election, taking 23,716 votes, a majority of 5,034 ahead of Labour’s Vincent Lo.

The Tory politician won with a majority of 10,695 votes over his Labour rival in 2015.

Mr Johnson is making his first official visit to New Zealand this week with stops in Wellington and Kaikoura.

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