Dominic Raab booed and laughed at by room of constituents as he explains Brexit plans

PUBLISHED: 17:07 22 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:39 24 November 2019

Dominic Raab answers questions on Brexit alongside his Labour and Lib Dem contender. Photograph: Peter Ashurst.

Dominic Raab answers questions on Brexit alongside his Labour and Lib Dem contender. Photograph: Peter Ashurst.

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Videos have emerged of Dominic Raab getting booed by an entire room of his constituents at a hustings event.

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Raab, the first secretary of state and Tory candidate for Esher and Walton, was taking questions from his constituents alongside Monica Harding, the Lib Dem hopeful, and Peter Ashurst, the Labour candidate.

As Raab tried to give his closing speech, there was "continued heckling" and he was "literally booed by half the room", according to one of Raab's constituents attending the hustings.

On the same night Raab was caught on video giving a quick dismissal to one of his constituents who uses food banks after they grilled him on how much his weekly shop cost.

READ MORE: Dominic Raab gives food bank user short shrift after questions about his weekly shop



Closing the event, Raab said: "We've had a pretty civilized debate but it's also been a rambunctious debate and I'm very thankful for all the questions from whatever side of the political spectrum you may be."

Raab then briefly spoke about the Conservative Party's vision for Brexit before going on a tirade about anti-Semitism in the Labour party which led to boos.

At another point in the night Raab asked the crowd "Do you want Brexit done?" to which there were cries of 'no', as well as boos.

Raab later said: "The price of a Labour government would also be a second referendum in Scotland with the SNP.

"It would leave the Labour party with the most appalling record on anti-Semitism, I say that with authority."

At this point the crowd begin to express their disagreement, while Raab continues: "It would be a disaster for our economy [if Labour are in government]. This country would go backwards."

Members of the crowd began to say "it already has".

Raab then said the Tories would deliver a "moderate Brexit", which caused the room to erupt in laughter.

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