Conservatives announce Parliamentary candidate for Brentford and Isleworth

Image above: Laura Blumenthal. Image: Laura Blumenthal via X

Laura Blumenthal to be Conservative candidate

Laura Blumenthal has been announced as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for the Brentford and Isleworth constituency.

The constituency currently covers Chiswick but at the next General Election that part of Chiswick will become part of the new constituency of Hammersmith and Chiswick. Chiswick will have a new MP, while Ruth Cadbury will be attempting to win a fourth election in a row in Brentford and Isleworth.

At the last election in 2019, Ruth saw off C0nservative rival Seena Shah with a commanding 10,514 seat majority.

In a post via ‘X’, formerly Twitter, Laura said:

“Excited to have been chosen as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Brentford and Isleworth!”

Laura is currently a councillor in Wokingham, representing the South Lake ward. She is Jewish; her grandfather escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s and moved to Reading.

Laura has been speaking 0ut about the ongoing conflict in Gaza. In a repost on ‘X’ she wrote:

‘Where are the anti-racists? Who will stand up against the racist murder of babies and the grandmothers for being Jews?’ Oh right…”

In a response to an image of a poster on a pro-Palestinian march asking: ‘How can you inflict the same torture that your own people suffered?’ she wrote:

‘Hitler didn’t defend Germans against the Jews. Jews didn’t murder 1200 Germans and build a terror state. Why do Jews not commit terrorism in Germany in revenge for the Holocaust? Because they know moving forward in peace is better. Israel and Germany being allies gives us hope.’

She has also posted about the renaming of London Overground line, saying:

“The suffragette and lioness line? How patronising . It’s all very ‘Well done girlies. Sorry about the rocketing violence against women in London. We’ll pop another poster up'”

She is also supporting Chiswick councillor Ron Mushiso for election to the Greater London Assembly in May.

The General Election is expected to take place later on this year, and has to take place by January 2025.