Brentford and Isleworth Liberal Democrats select their candidate for the snap General election

April 24, 2017 2:30 PM

Joe Bourke will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Brentford and Isleworth at the General Election on June 8th 2017.

Joe Bourke has a track record as a local community activist and will join the many residents who disagree with Theresa May's hard Brexit.

Labour gained the Brentford and Isleworth seat from the Conservatives in 1997 and gradually slipped back until the Conservatives regained the seat in 2010. Liberal Democrats got 24% of the votes in that year. Labour narrowly regained the seat when the Liberal Democrat vote fell back in in 2015.

Liberal Democrat candidate, Joe Bourke, said: "57% of Brentford and Isleworth residents voted to Remain in the EU and many more oppose the reckless decision of this hard-right Conservative government to pursue a 'hard Brexit'. Here in Hounslow, only the Lib Dems are truly fighting her plans and fought to Remain."

"The Labour Party is in an absolute mess, fighting amongst themselves rather than acting as the effective opposition this country so desperately needs."

A recent internal poll by the Conservative party predicted they could lose the 27 seats they gained from the Lib Dems at the last election.

Tim Farron MP, leader of the Lib Dems said, "This election is your chance to change the direction of our country."

"If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the Single Market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance.

"Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority."

Joe Bourke added, "I will be campaigning and making the case that anyone who wants to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit, to keep Britain in the Single Market, and who wants Great Britain to remain open, tolerant and united, the only party to vote for is the Liberal Democrats."

Read Joe Bourke's Biography