The Tory MP labelled “the King of the Red Wall” has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help get reelected warning that a Labour victory will see “Brexit undone”, see unlimited illegal migrants allowed into the UK and the hated ULEZ tax on drivers “rolled out to towns and cities across the UK”.
Bassetlaw MP Brendan Clarke-Smith has since 2019 become one of the most outspoken Tory MPs who successfully stormed the Red Wall of previously safe Labour seats.
The former head teacher, who has become chairman of the Bue Collar Conservatism Group and a prominent member of the Common Sense Group, has spoken out on immigration and the culture wars since winning his seat.
But with the Conservatives trailing by 19 points in the latest tracker poll, he now faces a challenge from Labour’s Jo White, who is the wife of Lord Mann, the former Labour MP for his seat.
Unlike some of his colleagues, Mr Clarke-Smith has received support from CCHQ but believes the battle is so important for the future of the UK has agreed for a crowdfunding appeal to be launched to help him.
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Mr Clarke-Smith warned that many voters have “not woken up to the danger Labour poses” to Britain and the lives of ordinary people.
He told Express.co.uk: “If Labour win they will try to undo Brexit, force every town into adopting ULEZ charges, making working people, their families and their businesses poorer and trample over women’s rights in the name of those pushing extreme gender ideology. We can’t let that happen.”
Already many Labour candidates in target seats have been promoted by their pro-EU associates who are in favour of rejoining the EU.
Additionally, there are concerns that Labour may follow the SNP’s position of allowing people to reidentify their gender easily putting women’s safe spaces and child safety at risk.
And he was alarmed by revelations over the weekend from Angela Rayner that the £12.50 charge for many drivers proposed in the Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion by Sadiq Khan is “coming to towns and cities across the UK” in Labour’s plans.
This is despite Labour losing the Uxbridge and South Ruislip by-election because of Khan’s ULEZ scheme.
Leftwingers have taken to Twitter to mock Mr Clarke-Smith’s crowdfund appeal even though it is a tactic they like to use.
In the appeal website, it notes: “Brendan Clarke-Smith was elected in 2019, as the Conservative MP for Bassetlaw. Since being elected Brendan’s voted to Get Brexit Done, secured £17.6m for Bassetlaw Hospital, secured £3.5m for a new Skills Hub, secured £1m Safer Streets funding, secured £18m Levelling Up funding, secured the multi-billion pound STEP fusion project at West Burton and much much more.
“Brendan was labelled by GB News as the ‘King of the Red Wall’.
“Donate today to help Brendan get re-elected and continue to deliver for Bassetlaw.”
Mr Clarke-Smith said he has already raised enough money for a leaflet drop around his constituency.