Ex-Labour Minister Gisela Stuart urges nation to vote for Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson will be joined on stage by an ex-Labour minister Gisela Stuart in a major Brexit speech in central London today.

She is now the fourth former Labour MP to urge the nation to vote Tory in next month’s election.

Writing for The Sun, Ms Stuart said her experience of working alongside Mr Johnson during the 2016 referendum campaign in her role as chairman of Vote Leave had convinced her that he is the right man to take the country forward.

She will join Michael Gove on stage alongside the PM as they get the old Vote Leave band back together and issue a rallying cry to Brexit voters to hand the Tories the majority they need to deliver Brexit.

Ms Stuart wrote: “Boris Johnson’s Conservatives represent the best way forward for traditional Labour voters like me and the best way to heal the country.”

The former Labour MP for Edgbaston also launched a blistering attack on Mr Corbyn saying Labour has “changed so dramatically, that many will feel as I do that they face a difficult choice, torn between loyalty to the Party and the best interests of the country as a whole”.

And she warned “Brexit will not happen” if Jeremy Corbyn wins power.

Ms Stuart wrote: “I will not vote for Jeremy Corbyn, but I can vote for Brexit. This is, after all the Brexit election and a vote for Boris Johnson this time around is a vote to get Brexit done.

“It is the best option for all those who like me still share Labour’s traditional values but who voted to Leave and who want certainty.

“A vote for Boris Johnson this time around does not make you a Tory. But it is the only way to get Brexit done and the best way to heal the country.

“That is why I hope other Leave voters across the country will join me in voting for Brexit one more time by voting for Boris Johnson on December 12 so together we can finish the job we started; we can take back control and we can get Brexit done.”