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Labour’s Wes Streeting was going through a livid backlash over an assault on Susan Hall on the eve of the London mayoral election.

The shadow well being secretary took to social media platform X to assert a vote for the Tory candidate can be a “win for racists, white supremacists and Islamophobes the world over”.

The Labour frontbencher mentioned: “A win for Susan Hall and the Conservatives is a win for racists, white supremacists and Islamophobes the world over.

“Susan Hall’s marketing campaign has been fought from the gutter with harmful and divisive politics. London, we can not let her win. Vote Sadiq.”

But Mr Streeting’s post prompted a fierce backlash from Conservative MPs.

Ex-prime minister Liz Truss said: “This is disgusting from Wes Streeting. If that is the way forward for the Labour Party, they’re in serious trouble.”

Former home secretary Suella Braverman said London “deserves higher than this form of informal hate”.

Tory deputy chairman Jonathan Gullis added: “Labour was served with an illegal act discover by the EHRC after it discovered Labour liable for illegal acts of harassment & discrimination (antisemitism).

“Labour, which you served as an MP for under Jeremy Corbyn, breached the Equality Act (2010) three times. We won’t forget!”

Veterans minister Johnny Mercer: “I would like you to go out tomorrow and vote Conservative in Plymouth. If you want to vote Labour I disagree with you, but respect your different view. I am neither racist nor a white supremacist.

“This is simply too far. Wes has had a tricky week however he ought to retract this.”

Ex-Brexit minister Lord Frost questioned whether Mr Streeting was “feeling rattled”.

He added: “A reminder that even so-called moderates in Labour see racism in all places and are obsessive about identification politics.

“Get out and vote on Thursday for Susan Hall and help put this kind of politics in the dustbin where it belongs.”

A spokesman for Ms Hall’s marketing campaign mentioned: “Insulting Londoners who are understandably worried about the epidemic of crime on our streets, the devastating impact of the Ulez expansion and Sadiq’s proposals for a pay-per-mile scheme shows just how out of touch Sadiq Khan is.

“London desperately wants a Mayor that listens and Londoners will get that with Susan Hall.”

It comes as Labour incumbent Sadiq Khan is in search of a file third time period in tomorrow’s London mayoral election.

The newest ballot by Savanta places Mr Khan 10 factors forward of Tory rival Ms Hall after his lead narrowed over the marketing campaign.