Labour’s Jess Phillips has clashed with Laurence Fox after the actor and London mayoral candidate claimed was a “better politician” than her despite her six years as an MP.
The actor and anti-lockdown candidate, who is standing for the Reclaim party in this year’s election, criticised the Birmingham Yardley MP and shadow minister on social media as counting for votes in the election gets underway.
Mr Fox tweeted: “You exist to represent the people, and you lose by representing yourself.
“I’m a better politician than you and I’ve only been going five minutes.”
Ms Phillips nifty response was: “Bless.”
The spat started after Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes accused Ms Phillips of “attacking” Mr Fox “on everything but his appeal to many voters who actually quite like their country, on everything but the policy stances he has taken throughout this year”, adding that it explained why the Labour party “may well lose seats like Hartlepool for the first time”.
Ms Phillips replied: “Missed this as been busy working all day but I like my country and its people which is why I didn’t want loads of them to die. What a spoilsport.”
The result of the Hartlepool byelection was called for the Tories this morning, who took the seat from Labour with a storming 6,940 vote majority.
Results for some seats in the London Assembly should be announced today, while we should know who is our next mayor on Saturday, along with the remaining assembly seats.
The full list of candidates standing in the London mayoral election are as follows:
- Shaun Bailey – Conservatives
- Kam Balayev – Renew
- Sian Berry – Green Party
- Count Binface – Count Binface for London Mayor
- Valerie Brown – The Burning Pink Party
- Piers Corbyn – Let London Live
- Max Fosh – Independent
- Laurence Fox – Reclaim Party
- Peter Gammons – UKIP
- Richard Hewison – Rejoin EU
- Vanessa Hudson – Animal Welfare Party
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