Tories call for ‘help’ as Labour begins campaign to unseat Iain Duncan Smith in Chingford

From East London & West Essex Guardian: The Conservatives are calling for “help” as over 500 Labour supporters prepare to launch their campaign to unseat Iain Duncan Smith

According to a letter, believed to be from the local Tory association, the MP is preparing himself for a fight from the “hordes of Momentum”.

While IDS increased his vote share by 1.2 per cent at last month’s general election (helped by UKIP not standing) his 2015 majority fell from 8,386 to 2,438.

For 47 years Chingford & Woodford Green has remained Tory, but Labour now has its sights set on turning the whole of the London Borough of Waltham Forest red.

The campaign will see left-wing columnist Owen Jones and Labour’s losing candidate Bilal Mahmood head to Hatch Lane, in Chingford, this Sunday – and 500 people are set to join them.

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