Election 2019 – Harrow West

Untitled9Mr Thomas, a member of Labour Friends of Israel, first supported Liz Kendall  and then Owen Smith in the 2016 Labour Party (UK) leadership election.  After Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the leadership election (Corbyn remains under attack since), he was one of the first Labour MPs to go for the frontbench.
It is very concerning that this general election seems to be full of divisive, untrue and hateful smear campaigns against the opposition, particularly Labour leadership, seemingly engineered by despicable elements outside the UK.
What also seems to be worrying Mr Thomas is the fact that unlike Harrow East, Harrow West had always been won by the Tory party until Labour’s landslide in 1997 when a swing of 17.5% was the eighth-highest swing in that election, and it was the safest Conservative seat to be lost to Labour.
Added to this tension is that Tory candidate Anwara Ali could snatch considerable number of votes that Mr Thomas has taken for granted for long.
In view of all above, it is understandable that unlike Harrow East Labour graceful campaign based on Labour policies, Mr Thomas is keen to retain his seat, perhaps with reduced majority, and has developed his own tactics, deploying most local Labour resources. Therefore, some panicky and patronising political gestures on social media to survive from the widely condemned ‘vote against Labour’ campaign and to access the ‘Gujarati community’!!