Unfortunately for Hugh Grant, his well publicised appearance attracted the attention of various anti-racism campaigners who were keen to disrupt the event. The actor looked shell-shocked as one protester ambushed him with a question about "the Jews of this community". The Labour candidate, Corbyn loyalist Faiza Shaheen, is seen to draw a sigh and roll her eyes before she intervenes and rescues Grant who is flapping like one of his trademark film characters.
Things are later seen to take a nasty turn as an angry Labour supporter confronts the protesters and calls one of them a "stupid old ****" before the police intervene. The protesters later surrounded Hugh Grant's car as he attempted to leave. A spectacular own goal!
Chingford & Woodford Green candidates 2019
Iain Duncan Smith (Con)
Faiza Shaheen (Lab)
Geoffrey Seeff (Lib Dem)
Chingford & Woodford Green general election 2017
Iain Duncan Smith (Con) 23,076 (49.1%) +1.2%
Bilal Mahmood (Lab) 20,638 (43.9%) +15.2%
Deborah Unger (Lib Dem) 2,043 (4.4%) -1.1%
Sinead King (Green) 1,204 (2.6%) -1.7%