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Winning Vauxhall

Can Kate Hoey, a prominent Brexiteer, hold on to her seat when her constituents overwhelmingly voted “Remain”?

By Katharine Quarmby  

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Kate Hoey is playing bingo with elderly locals at St John’s church hall, just up the road from Stockwell Tube. It’s all in a day’s work for the Labour parliamentarian, with some of her (former) constituents raising issues relating to the church minibus. Another pensioner complains about “the Portuguese” below sub-letting their flat to multiple occupants, before dotting her bingo card hastily with a marker. Hoey doesn’t win but is philosophical. “I’d have…

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