Conservative mayoral hopeful brands new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a ‘joke’ at Wandsworth hustings

Conservative mayoral candidate Andrew Boff has denounced Jeremy Corbyn MP as a ‘joke’ in the wake of his election as leader of the Labour Party.

The London-wide member of the London Assembly made the comment while speaking at a Conservative Mayoral candidate hustings in Wandsworth Town Hall on Tuesday night.

Mr Corbyn, the veteran MP for Islington North, was elected leader of the Labour Party with a majority of 59.5% in the first round of voting last Saturday.

Mr Boff said: “Jeremy Corbyn is the biggest joke in politics.”

He was quick to add, however, that the Conservatives must not ignore the way in which Mr Corbyn has managed to drive public engagement with the young.

He warned that despite the fact that the Conservatives win most arguments, there is the potential to lose over organisation.

This echoing with what many other members of the Conservative Party are saying as they urge their leaders to not get complacent.

Mr Boff has been engaged with London politics since the 1970s, firstly as a councillor for Hillingdon in 1982 to the present day as Leader of the London Assembly Conservative Group since 2012.

Mr Corbyn was contacted for a comment.

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