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Actor Hugh Grant goes door-knocking in north London in support of former Labour MP Luciana Berger 

Hugh Grant hit the election campaign trail tonight as he braved the cold to go door-knocking with ex-Labour MP Luciana Berger.

The 59-year-old is campaigning on behalf of the Lib Dems and was seen out and about this evening in north London.

The actor, best known for his roles in Christmas classics such as Love Actually, revealed just last month that he would be supporting tactical voting.

This evening he was pictured going from door to door in Finchley with other Lib Dem supporters, meeting people in the local area, listening to their concerns.

Hugh Grant (right) was pictured in Finchley, north London with Luciana Berger this evening

Grant was seen talking to local residents and other Lib Dem campaigners who were out with him

Grant was seen talking to local residents and other Lib Dem campaigners who were out with him 

He was side by side with Berger who was previously the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree. She resigned earlier this year before going on to co-find the Independent Group. She later joined the Lib Dems.

One resident, student Sam L’huillier, 19, was certainly star-struck. ‘It was sick, I don’t really know Hugh Grant but I’m obviously a big Lib Dem supporter so I think it was cool chatting to Luciana Berger,’ he said.

Neighbour Grant Nairn, 44, said: ‘I didn’t realise (the seat) was that close because historically it’s been Labour, but I’m against leaving the EU.’

Mr Nairn said Ms Berger’s presence ‘made a big difference,’ and that he would consider his position.

His daughter Lulu, 10, was excited for other reasons.

Door to door: The pair were seen talking to one local resident in the Finchley area as campaigners went door to door

Door to door: The pair were seen talking to one local resident in the Finchley area as campaigners went door to door 

UK voters are set to go to the polls on December 12 in the country's third general election in less than five years (Grant is seen above talking to residents)

UK voters are set to go to the polls on December 12 in the country’s third general election in less than five years (Grant is seen above talking to residents)

‘He is so amazing, he’s in Paddington, he’s in Two Weeks, it’s like, oh my God, someone famous is outside my window – it was so awesome,’ she said.

On November 26 Grant urged young people to register to vote, and said if they didn’t then he would ‘make another enchanting romantic comedy’.

He hinted that people could vote tactically in order to prevent a Tory majority in the election later this month.

Speaking to Ms Berger’s supporters after canvassing, Mr Grant admitted that he was not ‘a life-long Lib Dem supporter’.

‘The real reason I’m here is, like so many of the population now, poll after poll has shown Britain has changed its mind,’ he said.

Grant plans to visit various constituencies and support other parties with tactical voting against Brexit which he said was ‘the responsibility of all of us’.

Even children were out campaigning this evening with some sporting the Lib Dem badge

Even children were out campaigning this evening with some sporting the Lib Dem badge

In the coming days he will be joining Chuka Umunna and Independent candidate Dominic Grieve to canvas voters, as well as another un-named Labour candidate who is contesting a Tory-held seat in an outer London constituency.

Grant has also previously played Lib Dem MP Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC drama ‘A Very English Scandal’.

In a short Q&A after he was asked, ‘as a former prime minister’, how he would tackle the US president and ‘whether Carrie Symonds should be worried’, a reference to another role in the 2003 rom-com, Love Actually.

Grant replied coyly that it would be tricky with a ‘complete moron as president’.

His campaigning efforts come after a recent poll suggested that candidates who had defected from other parties would lose in the election.

Berger is currently 18 points down in Finchley and Golders Green, according to a YouGov poll for The Times. 

Chuka Umunna is also said to be 13 points behind in Cities of London and Westminster, while Angela Smith is trailing by 33 points in Altrincham and Sale West.

YouGov said its methods for the poll used aggregated data and projections which may not reflect specific localised factors in its analysis and sample sizes in individual seats were, on average, too small to be relied upon as constituency polls. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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