Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Can the Tories make the Uxbridge by-election all about Ulez?

Uxbridge by-election
Labour’s candidate, Danny Beales campaigns in the Uxbridge by-election (Photo: Getty)

‘Is this about the Ulez?’ asks the woman looking out of her front door at a group of campaigners in her garden. One of them is wearing a round STOP ULEZ sticker on his top.

It’s not actually about the Ultra-low emission zone, which is being expanded to the constituency by the Labour mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, it’s about the by-election in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat vacated by Boris Johnson.

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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