Vicky Foxcroft was first elected as a Labour member of parliament for the constituency of Lewisham Deptford in May 2015, and was re-elected in Teresa May’s “strong and stable” snap general election of June 2017 with an increased majority. Labour & Wait tells the story of the next election she fought, in December 2019. It's the story of an MP seeking re-election. It is a
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story of a socially, economically, and environmentally diverse inner-London constituency. It is also a story about a deeply divisive election campaign, held at a time that few fighting it wanted, and one that, for our subject’s Labour party, began with hope, veered into apprehension, and ended with tragedy, anger and recrimination.