UK expats and visitors pack Manhattan British pub on election night

Published:  9 Jun at 6 PM
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Manhattan’s favourite British pub hosted crowds of expat Britons as well as visitors from the UK on Thursday night for its big-screen showing of Theresa May’s snap election.

The Churchill Tavern’s TV screens got the attention of over a hundred fascinated Britons as the drama unfolded, resulting in a hung parliament and all the chaos that will cause. Americans in attendance had spent most of the day equally fascinated by the unfolding of James Comey’s anti-Trump testimony before Congress.

Numbers at the pub picked up swiftly after the working day ended, with the roars of approval whenever a Labour candidate won suggesting there weren’t many Tories present.
Rob Mackenzie-Smith, a New York-resident Conservative, said the EU would be in hysterics over the election’s outcome as ‘they don’t want us to leave’. Rob had voted by proxy via his mother in the UK. He’s blaming the disastrous campaign for May’s humiliation, and had voted Remain in the Brexit referendum.

Bennett Golder, a Democrat voter from Atlanta, Georgia, has lived and worked in London for six years and isn’t over-fond of the Tories due to their anti-immigration stance. Happy that the Labour party had done so well against all expectations, he explained he supports candidates who are electorally viable, adding the entire election was a vanity project for May and had failed dismally. He’s now waiting to see what effect the election has on Brexit.

Tourists Deb and Neil Smith had just arrived in New York, having cast their postal votes before they left, and were determined not to miss the coverage of the election. As Labour supporters, both were happy with the exit poll and delirious when the results were in. Deb told the media they’d feared a Tory landslide, but believed May’s projected police cuts along with the Manchester and London terrorist attacks had turned Labour’s chances around.
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