Lib Dems: This is a chance for voters in Welwyn Hatfield to forge a better future for the country

April 20, 2017 9:20 PM

Voters in Welwyn Hatfield should vote for the Liberal Democrats to change the direction of the country and ensure Britain has a decent alternative to the Conservatives' Hard Brexit, the party's local candidate Nigel Quinton has said today.

The Prime Minister has called a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June, which was approved by Parliament yesterday.

Liberal Democrat candidate Nigel Quinton commented:

"This election is a huge opportunity for voters in Welwyn Hatfield to change the direction of our country - and only the Liberal Democrats can offer a coherent and progressive alternative to the Conservatives' harsh policies on the NHS, on funding for schools, and on the environment.

"Many in this area may have voted to leave the EU (by just 1% more than the national average), but I'm not sure many of them voted for the extreme form of Brexit that Theresa May has imposed on us, and which Labour has backed. Whichever way you voted last June, if you want to protect our local economy by staying in the Single Market and ensure that the people have the final say, this is your chance.

"In the local elections on May 4th we expect to poll very well indeed and it will be clear that the Liberal Democrats are the clear challenger to the Conservatives here, while Jeremy Corbyn's hard Brexit supporting Labour party are in disarray.

"By the time we get to the General Election in seven weeks' time, I believe more and more will recognise that the Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to the Conservative Brexit Government and the only party fighting for a Britain that is open, tolerant and united."

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