For the first time in over 100 years, Canterbury may no longer be a conservative constituency.
Recent polls have showed that Labour are currently in front with 42.8%, closely followed by the tories with 38.1%. This is the first time any party has been within 4% of the tories in over 15 years.
Canterbury resident, Abi Gilchrist, day that the reason this is happening is because, “Most of the residents are fed up with Julian Brazier. He is not a good MP; he ignores the wishes of the constituents by voting against us.”
She continued, “He voted to raise tuition fees, to reduce corporation tax and against slowing the hike in rail fares. I just think that if you are a low earning family or a student, Julian Brazier doesn’t listen to you.”
This comes as a shock as Canterbury has been a safe seat for the conservatives for 106 years. It currently holds the Guinness world record for the longest a seat has been held by a single party.
Although Julian Brazier is the main reason that residents are not voting conservative, politics student, Tara Boon, says that another reason that people are unhappy with the current political situation is because, “Theresa May was not elected into power by the public and therefore there is no reason to assume that anything she does is for the public.
“When she speaks about the future of the country she talks about ‘her vision and ‘her ideas.’ The future of a democratic country is not the will of the person elected, it’s the will of the people.”
An example of how some people feel, this video was posted onto the Facebook page: Canterbury residents.
The election will take place on the 8th June.