Labour face defeat in Brighton Kemptown to Tories at election

Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Labour campaigners after his election victory in 2017

Labour could narrowly lose the seat of Brighton Kemptown to the Conservatives at the next election, after winning the constituency from the party two years ago.

Despite Lloyd Russell-Moyle winning the seat in 2017 with a majority of almost 10,000 votes, the seat is likely to be a close race between Labour and the Conservative candidate and local councillor Joe Miller.

According to Electoral Calculus, Labour could lose the seat by as little as 400 votes, with 32.2 percent of the vote to the Conservative’s 33.1 percent.

Four other parties have announced candidates for Brighton Kemptown; the Liberal Democrats, the Greens, the Brexit Party and the anti-Brexit party Renew.

An election could take place as soon as December, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he will propose a motion on Monday to call an election on December 12th.

However, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has signalled he will encourage his MPs to vote against an election until no deal is taken ‘off the table’.

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