AN EX Labour MP has attacked his former party boss and has told his local constituents to “Vote Tory and stop Corbyn”
Ian Austin who was the MP for Dudley North which has been held by the Labour party since 2005 is set to turn blue, as Boris Johnson began his Election campaign.
The ex-Labour MP told the Express and Star: “decent patriotic Labour voters” should vote Tory to help Mr Johnson get the majority he needs to stop Mr Corbyn from entering Number 10.
‘Too big a risk’
“There are good people and lifelong friends of mine in the Labour Party, but the truth is that only two people can be Prime Minister on December 13 – Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson,” he said.
“In the end, that is the choice we have to face up to. I am worried that if Boris Johnson does not get a majority, the SNP will back Corbyn.
It is too big a risk for me to take. That is why I think we should lend the Tories our votes at this election and stop Jeremy Corbyn getting anywhere near Downing Street.”
He said that until this year he has only ever voted for Labour, the party he joined in the early 1980s.
But he said Labour’s deterioration under Mr Corbyn and its “laughable” stance on Brexit has left them unfit to run the country.
“The Labour Party has been poisoned by racism, extremism and intolerance under Corbyn’s leadership,” the 54-year-old said.
“I only ever wanted to be the Labour MP for Dudley, but I always tell local people the truth and could never ask them to make him Prime Minister.”
Last night the Prime Minister launched his official campaign and said Britain needs to “unleash its potential” by “Getting Brexit done.”
He also slammed Parliament and said it was “paralysed” and “blocked”, in Birmingham.
He added once Brexit was done, a Tory government could get on with “better education” and “better infrastructure”.