Labour takes Kensington after high turnout among unemployed steelworkers

09-06-17

LABOUR has taken the west London seat of Kensington amid a high turnout by the constituency’s disgruntled former steelworkers.

As steel plants have closed across the country over the last 30 years, thousands of manual workers have relocated to the leafy London neighbourhood, snapping up five storey town houses with underground carparks.

Bill McKay, who worked at Templeborough Steel Works in South Yorkshire, said: “It’s much nicer than Sheffield. Sometimes I bump into Princess Michael of Kent when I’m on my way to pilates.

“But it was inevitable, as me and all my friends moved into the area, that it would go Labour eventually.

“We’re very loyal to the party even though I have a bowling alley in my basement and I go for picnics with Nigella Lawson.”

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