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“London is another country”: why it’s the EU, not austerity, which could swing Tooting for Labour

The Tories are keen to take Sadiq Khan's old seat—but they've got an uphill battle ahead of them

By Katharine Quarmby  

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan campaigns before last year's by election. Photo: PA

As children broke up for half-term at the end of May, parents all around the UK gathered to march to local parks and protest about proposed cuts to school funding. In South London’s Tooting constituency, parents and children did likewise, marching in their hundreds from 16 local schools, carrying homemade banners to gather at Tooting Bec Common.

Under the blazing sun, they held up posters and blew whistles. Children added their handprints to a long paper petition. Schoolgirls rehearsed…

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