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Friday, May 5, 2017
Latest results show the Liberal Democrats on course to make a growing number of parliamentary gains, with the party advancing across the country from St Ives to Aberdeenshire and coming out well on top in parliamentary seats as diverse as Edinburgh West to St Albans.
The Liberal Democrats topped the polls in Eastbourne despite Theresa May’s visit, and early signs are they are surging ahead in Scottish seats such as East Dunbartonshire and NE Fife.
The BBC are reporting that the Liberal Democrat projected national vote is 18%, up 7%. The Lib Dems are just 9% behind Labour. The Conservatives are up by just 3%. This would more than double the size of the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party.
Bridget Fox, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Cities of London & Westminster said:
“These results tell a clear and stark message. Labour has collapsed. They cannot win the General Election in seats like Cities of London & Westminster. If you want a strong opposition to this Government, we are the party for you.”
Sal Brinton, Liberal Democrat party president, said:
“With five weeks of the general election campaign to go, we are just 9% behind Labour and breathing down their necks. We have halved the gap on Labour in just one night and scored our best national election result in seven years.
“Labour is collapsing and we will stand up for people to provide the strong opposition this country needs.”
Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:
“These results tell a clear and stark message. Labour has collapsed. They cannot win the General Election.
“If you want a strong opposition to this government, we are the party for you.
“A strong opposition can change Britain's future. A strong opposition to stand up to Theresa May's divisive Brexit plans that will cost jobs and put up prices. A strong opposition to keep us in the Single Market. A strong opposition to rescue the NHS from Conservative neglect. A strong opposition to stop Theresa May cutting schools to the bone. A strong opposition to fight for you and your community.
“Labour has failed as an opposition and handed Theresa May a blank cheque to do as she pleases. The voters have delivered their verdict on Jeremy Corbyn.
“The Liberal Democrats are the only party that can challenge Theresa May. We will be the strong opposition that will stand up for you.”
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Bridget Fox, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Cities of London and Westminster
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Westminster and City of London Liberal Democrats