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Labour has no candidate in Kenilworth & Southam with just weeks until General Election

April 23, 2017 2:22 PM

The Labour Party has so far failed to select a candidate in Kenilworth & Southam with the General Election just a few weeks away. The news has been revealed by the Liberal Democrats, who say that it shows Labour has "given up", even in areas where it once had good support.

There are over 340 constituencies in which Labour has still not selected for in England, including 35 in the West Midlands.

In contrast the Liberal Democrats have selected 92% of their candidates in England. Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson and Kenilworth resident Richard Dickson said: "It seems that Labour have simply given up on places like Kenilworth & Southam.

"This election in Kenilworth & Southam is now clearly a two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

"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 supports the hard Brexit of Mrs May's right-wing government. 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 Kenilworth & Southam."

Notes

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