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Liberal Democrats formally adopt their candidates to fight in the Barnet Constituencies

May 2, 2017 8:25 PM

adoption 2017This weekend the Liberal Democrats formally adopted their candidates Jonathan Davies, Alasdair Hill and Marisha Ray to fight the seats of Finchley and Golders Green, Hendon and Chipping Barnet respectively.

Leading the adoption Lord Monroe Palmer of Childs Hill and vice chair of the Liberal Democrats Friends of Israel said;

"We have three great fighting candidates in the three Barnet seats. Nationally Tim Farron gains stature every day that passes. Liberal Democrats have a distinctive message which is gaining support from those who have traditionally supported other Parties. This Election is not a stitch up for Mrs May despite Mr Corbyn's poor performance."

Jonathan Davies, treasurer of Golders Green Synagogue and former Councillor for Child's Hill commented;

"Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for a strong opposition to the Tory Government - against its Hard Brexit policy and against the way the Tories are neglecting public services locally and nationally."

"Labour supported the Tories' Brexit Bill in Parliament. Their candidate in Finchley & Golders Green is standing not to oppose the Tory Government, but to oppose his own leader. But if Labour were to win in Finchley & Golders Green, Jeremy Corbyn would be Prime Minister, a prospect that fills even their own candidate with horror."

Marisha Ray, vice chair of Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats, former member of a hospital board and former lead Councillor on policing at a North London Council and said;

"It is an honour to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Chipping Barnet in this unusual and important general election. Chipping Barnet now has the opportunity to elect a Liberal Democrat MP who will work for an open, inclusive, tolerant and united Britain."

"Our Conservative MP Theresa Villiers has become one of the most outspoken supporters of a hard Brexit which would harm our economy, our businesses and our universities. If you care about the cost of living, about funding our NHS and our schools, if you care about our economy, about jobs and businesses, then I urge you to stand up for Britain and vote Liberal Democrat."

Alasdair Hill, local Library campaigner and Director of Studies at a North London Secondary School added;

"Never has there been a more important election for the people of Hendon. We face an existential crisis in our country based upon a damaging Hard Brexit that has divided our country and threatens not only our successes in trade but will add further pressure to public services whilst we fund a Brexit Blackhole. Our community deserves a local candidate with a proven track record of fighting for public services; my leading role in the Save Barnet Libraries and Stronger In campaigns demonstrates my commitment to the people of Hendon.

Hendon deserves better. Now is the time for change and as a Liberal Democrat I will effectively oppose a Tory Hard Brexit in a way that Corbyn's Labour Party have failed to do so."

ENDS

Written produced and promoted by Richard Logue on behalf of Alasdair Hill, Jonathan Davies and Marisha Ray of the Barnet Borough Liberal Democrats all at 21 Hammers Lane, NW7 4BY