Full wig, vintage dress and glittery high heels – meet the independent Putney candidate hopeful of a good night

First-time independent candidate and stand-up comedian Lotta Quizeen, who has campaigned in Putney for ‘kinder politics’, wants Jeremy Corbyn to ‘share nicely’ if he does take power today.

Arriving at the count dressed in a full wig, vintage dress and glittery high heels, she said: “It didn’t feel that the current people in power were the ones I wanted to negotiate away my grandchildren’s future.

“My campaign was about bringing kind and caring leadership to politics.

“I don’t think it has to be a coalition of chaos; I think there are some good candidates out there offering an alternative view.

I agree with the Greens and Caroline Lucas’s stance on job sharing and the environmental aspect of her campaign really appealed to me.

“I did say that if Mr Corbyn came to power I would possibly pop round to Number 10 and ask him to share nicely, and if not I would bang their heads together and tell them very firmly that that’s what they should do.”

A strong anti-Brexit campaigner – her slogan is “They Brexit, I’ll fix it!” – she said: “It’s not like an election, we can’t just say we’ve had enough of Brexit we’ll go back now.

“It’s like being lured into a brash café, you take a look at the menu, you see the prices, you think ‘there’s nothing on here I want and you realise you just didn’t want an all-day Brexit.”

She added:  “I felt incredibly nervous all day and I felt a bit blue today, but actually seeing the exit polls has made me feel a little bit more positive.

“It looks like there might be a chance for something a little bit different to happen.”

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