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US Elections: Who does YOUR MP want to see win the race to The White House

Local MPs have been speaking to getwestlondon and telling us who they would like to see win the presidential battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

In around one week's time Americans will have gone to the polls and cast their votes in their presidential elections .

Hoping to be elected will be the brash Republican nominee, billionaire Donald Trump , who has managed to maintain steady support despite a number of deeply offensive comments made during his campaign, which, among other things, has seen him insult the grieving parents of a Muslim American solder who lost his life in combat, and come under fire for his attitude towards woman and ethnic minorities.

Standing against him is seasoned Washington Democrat, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , who has seen her campaign also mired in turmoil with the FBI announcing it was launching a new inquiry into the email scandal which has plagued her during the run-up to the election.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been embroiled in a bitter and personal campaign(Image: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

There are also a number of third party candidates, which includes former Governor Gary Johnson and Dr Jill Stein.

With polls suggesting Trump , who bills himself as an anti-establishment candidate who says he will stand up for people fed up with how their country is run, is closing the gap on Mrs Clinton , the eyes of the world will be glued to events across the Atlantic on November 8 and the days after it.

Among those who will be eagerly following will be west London's MPs.

Getwestlondon has approached a section of your parliamentarians to ask if they would vote Mrs Clinton, Mr Trump or neither in the US election, and why.

Here’s what your MPs thoughts are on the American election:

Seema Malhotra (Feltham and Heston, Labour): CLINTON

MP for Feltham and Heston Seema Malhotra

“The American people face a stark choice on Tuesday 8 November, with the current rhetoric being the most negative and divisive ever heard in a recent political campaign.

"I support Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the United States because of her experience, her vision and her values.

"She understands the issues America faces and the need for prosperity to be shared and social issues to be addressed.

"She has been a Senator eight years and served with distinction as US Secretary of State.

"Hillary has the strength to lead in the face of complex challenges the world is facing. That’s what America needs – and that is what the world needs from America.

Democrat Hillary Clinton(Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

"If Hillary was elected, we would be making history - the first female President of the United States of America.

"Eight years ago the majority of Americans voted for positive change by electing the first African American US President.

"Clinton’s election would send a huge message about the values of equality and inclusion which is so important to see at the very highest level in politics today and send a strong message about America as a forward looking and progressive nation.”

Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith, Labour) : CLINTON

Labour's Andy Slaughter

“I would vote for Hilary if I had a vote in the US Presidential Election.

"She is smart, experienced and will inspire a generation of young women around the world to get involved in politics.

"Donald Trump is a divisive candidate who does not have the temperament, the skills or the character to be entrusted with one of the most powerful positions in the world.”

Steve Pound (Ealing North, Labour): CLINTON

Steve Pound MP for North Ealing

"The choice really is one of the evil of two lessers and neither candidate massively enthuses me but Mr Trump appears to be a priapic megalomaniac with only a nodding acquaintinship with the truth so I would vote the Democrat ticket."

Republican candidate Donald Trump(Image: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth, Labour): CLINTON

No reason given

Boris Johnson (Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Conservative) NO COMMENT

A spokesperson for Foreign Secretary and chief Brexiteer said: "It is not something we can comment on."

Virendra Sharma: (Ealing Southall, Labour) CLINTON

MP Virendra Sharma

“Hillary has been a tireless campaigner for equality and has served at all levels of the US system as a professional and inspiring politician.

"I would be delighted to see her elected next month, leading the charge for women’s equality in the USA.

"She has relentlessly worked for the public good and as President I am sure she will be more successful than ever before at securing real change.”

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Lady Victoria Borwick (Kensington, Conservative): NO COMMENT

“I wouldn’t comment on an overseas election.

"It would be wrong of me to do so as I have not studied the campaign.”

Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham, Conservative): NO COMMENT

“The British government doesn’t normally comment on the US election.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan (Labour): CLINTON

Although we didn't contact Mr Khan for this article, he has previously said he was “a big fan” of Mrs Clinton and hoped she would win the presidential election in November.

He said: "She’s arguably the most experienced candidate to run to be the president.”

He has been critical of comments made by Mr Trump about Muslims and Islam .

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