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Labour fails to select candidate in Chipping Barnet, Hendon or Finchley and Golders Green with just weeks until election

April 23, 2017 10:20 AM

marisha ray lecternLabour has failed to select a candidate in any of the three Barnet constituencies with the general election just weeks away. The news has been revealed by the Liberal Democrats, who say that it shows Labour has "given up", even in some of its former strongholds.

There are over 340 constituencies Labour has still not selected for in England, including 27 in London alone.

In contrast the Liberal Democrats have selected 92% of their candidates in England.

Liberal Democrat candidate for Chipping Barnet, Marisha Ray said:

"It seems that Labour have simply given up on places like Chipping Barnet.

"This election is now clearly a two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the arch Brexiteer Theresa Villiers and her extreme Brexit Conservative Party.

"Labour claimed to be prepared for a general election, but many of their approved candidates are simply refusing to run under Jeremy Corbyn's banner.

"And who can blame them? They see a leader who is ineffective and a party that is too divided to stand up for local people.

"Every government needs to be held to account and the Liberal Democrats are rapidly emerging as the real voice of opposition.

"If you want to ensure our country has a real opposition, the Liberal Democrats are the only choice in Chipping Barnet."

ENDS

Notes to editors

A full list of seats in which a Labour candidate is yet to be chosen can be found here:
http://www.labour.org.uk/pages/seats-now-open-for-application

Written, promoted and produced by Sean Hooker on behalf of Marisha Ray of the Barnet Borough Liberal Democrats all at 31 Northumberland Rd, EN5 1EA