Rupa Huq says ‘Theresa May’s power grab has spectacularly backfired’

Ruqa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, says ‘not in her wildest dreams’ did she expect to win with such a large majority (13,807 – up from 274 in the last election).

Talking to Bridget Osborne at the opening of this year’s Bedford Park Festival, she says ‘Theresa May’s power grab spectacularly backfired’ and she says the Prime Minister is now so desperate that she’s reliant on the DUP.

Also at Green Days was Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford & Isleworth, who attributes her majority of 12,182 to a variety of causes , including Labour’s manifesto for social justice and their ability to get out the youth vote as well as the Conservatives’ focus on Theresa May to the exclusion of local issues and the introduction of the ‘dementia tax’ in their manifesto.