The prime minister was empty chaired at a hustings in his own constituency after he ‘couldn’t be bothered’ to turn up.
Tonight we had our local hustings. That empty chair is where @BorisJohnson was meant to be.— Ali Milani (@ARMilani_) December 5, 2019
Those who come from the 'born to rule' political class believe they are above accountability.
My challenge, similar to @afneil: there is time. Any time, any place, show up and debate me. https://t.co/Z2VjeyXDeu pic.twitter.com/SAKZtiqsJN
Proving once again how little Boris Johnson cares about his own constituents, the prime minister failed to show up to a local hustings at his seat in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Ali Milani, the Labour candidate running against Johnson in his seat, tweeted a photo of the empty chair where Johnson should have been sitting, saying that Johnson had been empty chaired.
Milani, favoured by many as the most likely candidate to oust the prime minister from his own seat, said: “Those who come from the ‘born to rule’ political class believe they are above accountability.
“My challenge, similar to Andrew Neil: there is time. Any time, any place, show up and debate me.”
Here are my thoughts on the expansion of Heathrow airport, a veritable hot potato in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency. pic.twitter.com/KMCvIrTvVJ— Count Binface (@CountBinface) December 9, 2019
Johnson has repeatedly refused to debate Milani throughout this election campaign, despite his majority in the constituency being thin.
READ MORE: Boris Johnson goes back on Heathrow expansion promise to lie down in front of bulldozersREAD MORE: Boris Johnson targeted by protesters in Andrew Neil masks at Grimsby fish marketIn the end the prime minister was replaced by Count Binface – formerly known as Lord Buckethead – who said he had to take the frit prime minister’s seat.
While the other constituents debated hotly contested issues such as the expansion to Heathrow, Johnson and his views were left missing.
Mocking the prime minister’s absence, Count Binface said: “What about Boris? He said he would lie in front of the bulldozers. That is the one good reason I can think for building it. He’s sort of proved his point.”
The room laughed at the suggestion, with one constituent saying: “I think I’ve entered a slightly parallel universe here this evening, to be fair, where the most credible candidate seems to be Count Binface.”
Count Binface has actually called for constituents in Uxbridge to give their vote to Labour’s Ali Milani, “the candidate with the best chance of beating Boris Johnson.”