Emily Thornberry and Labour activists including Owen Jones will descend on Boris Johnson’s constituency on Sunday in the hope of unseating the foreign secretary at the next general election.
Hundreds of Labour supporters are expected to take part in the campaigning session, in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, where Johnson’s majority was cut to 5,034 on June 8.
Jones, an author and prominent supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, will join Thornberry, who is Johnson’s shadow, as well as shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and new MP Marsha De Cordova, who surprisingly took Battersea last month.
“Boris Johnson’s constituency is firmly in our sights,” Jones wrote on Twitter today.
The outer London seat of Uxbridge was converted into a marginal as Corbyn pulled off a series of unexpected gains at the last election.
“You can make history. Just imagine Boris Johnson’s face when he loses his seat – and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour forms a government. That will be down to you. So change Britain forever – and join us this Sunday,” Jones wrote in the Huffington Post today.
Vincent Lo, chair of Brent North constituency party, contested the seat for Labour.
The meeting place for the canvas is Hillingdon civic centre in Uxbridge at 10.30am.
The full list of target seats published by Jones on Twitter is as follows:
|Hastings and Rye|
|Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland|
|Milton Keynes South|
|Morecambe and Lunesdale|
|Milton Keynes North|
|Finchley and Golders Green|
|Camborne and Redruth|
|Morley and Outwood|
|Vale Of Glamorgan|
|Blackpool North and Cleveleys|
|Chingford and Woodford Green|
|North East Derbyshire|
|Rossendale and Darwen|
|Scarborough and Whitby|
|Truro and Falmouth|
|Cities Of London and Westminster|
|Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
|Filton and Bradley Stoke|
|East Worthing and Shoreham|
|Uxbridge and South Ruislip|
|Plymouth, Moor View|
|Rochford and Southend East|
|Halesowen and Rowley Regis|
|Shrewsbury and Atcham|
|Altrincham and Sale West|
|Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock|