General Election 2019 Grimsby
The key for a Conservative majority in today’s General Election is to win in the Labour ‘Red Wall’ the some 50 constituencies in the Midlands & Northern England that stretch from the West to East coast and that have nearly always voted Labour.
On assignment for Dagens Nyheter we visited Great Grimsby, a town that voted by 71% to leave the EU in the 2016 Referendum and that has voted Labour since 1945.
In the 1950s Grimsby had the worlds largest fishing fleet and a blooming fish industry – today little is left.
We met with one of the last active fishermen, the organisers of a Food Bank and the sitting Labour MP Melanie Onn & the challenging Conservative candidate Lia Nici. We also met with people in the town and a Charity organisation that had organised a Christmas lunch for pensioners. The vast majority of those we met said they would now vote Conservative.
Watch the film we created for Dagens Nyheter.
Update: The Conservative’s Lia Nici was elected MP with 18,150 votes, beating Labour’s Melanie Onn with a 7,331 majority.