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“They have changed nothing”: why Southwark campaigners won’t be cowed by terror

Labour candidate Neil Coyle explains why he's back campaigning—and why terrorists won't change an area the Nazis couldn't

By Stephanie Boland  

Neil Coyle shadows the police in Bermondsey and Old Southwark.

“There’s a real community pride,” Neil Coyle tells me, sounding both optimistic and far less exhausted than I’d expected him to be. Until recently, he was the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark—the constituency where Saturday night’s terror attack took place. Now, he’s campaigning for re-election.

When we speak on Monday, his team have started returning to the doorstep following a suspension of campaigning on Sunday, and Coyle is clear about why.

“Postponing the election date would be caving in,”…

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