Luciana Berger shares poll showing her trailing, urges remain voters to back her

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Luciana Berger shares poll showing her trailing, urges remain voters to back her

'I am the only Remain candidate who can win here,' Liberal Democrat hopeful claims ahead of next week's election

Polling station
Polling station

Liberal Democrat hopeful Luciana Berger has urged remain supporters to vote for her as she shared a constituency poll on Monday predicting her trailing in Finchley and Golders Green ahead of the December 12 election.

The numbers, released on Sunday, were published by Gina Miller’s tactical voting website Remain United, based on national polling conducted with Savanta ComRes and in-constituency research.

According to the website, Conservative candidate Mike Freer is poised to enjoy a 10-point lead over Berger, who is on 32 percent, with Labour’s Ross Houston slumping to 18 percent in the marginal seat.

Remain United urged tactical voters backing remain to vote for Berger, who shared the poll on her Twitter feed on Monday, adding: “I am the only Remain candidate who can win here.”

A spokesperson for the candidate told Jewish News on Monday: “This confirms what all the in-seat constituency polls conducted over the last two months have shown.

“Labour is coming a distant third and cannot win in Finchley and Golders Green. This is a two horse race between the hard Brexit Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats who want to remain.”

Research by Remain United published last month put Labour on 35 percent, ahead of the Liberal Democrats on 22 percent, with the Conservatives enjoying a comfortable lead on 42 percent.

Last month, Houston said the data demonstrated he was “the only candidate who can guarantee democracy by giving local people the chance to vote on Brexit. Mike Freer has betrayed his constituents as a member of Boris Johnson’s government forcing through a hard Brexit.”

Berger was joined by Notting Hill actor Hugh Grant on the campaign trail on Sunday as part of a bid to encourage tactical voting against Brexit.

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more: