Labour failing to select candidates in SE – Lib Dems


Labour has hardly managed to select a single candidate in the SE 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” in the SE.
 
The news comes from Labour’s own website seeking approved candidates to apply. In contrast the Liberal Democrats have selected 92% of their candidates in England.
 
Liberal Democrat chief whip, Tom Brake MP, said:  

"This says to me that Labour have simply given up on the South East. They claimed to be prepared for a general election but this shows that huge numbers of Labour approved candidates are simply refusing to run under Jeremy Corbyn's banner. 
 
"And who can blame them? They see a leader who is extreme and unelectable so they know they would be on a hiding to nothing.
 
"Every government needs a strong opposition and the Liberal Democrats are rapidly emerging as the real opposition to Theresa May's Conservatives.
 
“In the South East it is always a two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives. If you want to put a break on Theresa May, the Liberal Democrats are the only choice.
 
“In recently held seats such as Eastbourne and Lewes and other strong Liberal Democrat areas such as Guildford, Maidstone, Canterbury and many more this Labour disarray gives a revitalised Liberal Democrats a real chance.”


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