Chiswick Lib Dems back the People’s Vote

April 17, 2018 8:30 PM

Chiswick LIB DEM Councillor Candidates Back the People's Vote

AND Call on Conservatives AND LABOUR to clarify their Brexit Position

Chiswick Liberal Democrat councillors are backing a new cross-party campaign to get the British People a vote on the final Brexit deal.

The campaign, called the #People'sVote, was launched in London on Sunday April 15th with Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran (Oxford West & Abingdon), Anna Soubry MP (Conservative), Chuka Umunna (Labour) and Caroline Lucas (Greens), leading many cross-party voices in demanding that the details of the final deal are put to British voters for approval.

Local Liberal Democrat council candidates believe it is only now that the cost and complexity of Brexit are becoming clear and that the Brexit which was promised by the Leave campaigners, and their Tory supporters like Boris Johnson, is simply not going to happen.

Francis Beddington, Liberal Democrat candidate in Chiswick Riverside, said: "Chiswick's Liberal Democrat council candidates are 100% behind the new #PeoplesVote campaign. We believe that Brexit is already hurting public services, the economy and the NHS. If elected on May 3rd, we will do our utmost to support the campaign as councillors and ensure the residents of Chiswick, who overwhelmingly rejected Brexit, have councillors who truly reflect their views on this momentous national and local issue."

The Chiswick Liberal Democrat party also criticised the Brexit policy of the Conservative and Labour parties, and their refusal to date to back a vote on the final deal.

Guy de Boursac, Liberal Democrat candidate for Chiswick Riverside ward, said: "In Chiswick, Labour is trying to pretend that it is an anti-Brexit party, when its leader clearly loves Brexit. The local Conservatives are running scared of the issue, too. They have Brexit supporting candidates and by backing the Conservatives you're backing the party that is forcing through Brexit, despite the fact their own reports show Brexit will make us poorer. If that wasn't enough, they also want a Third Runway at Heathrow!

We're calling on all local candidates to back the People's Vote on the final Brexit deal."

Notes to editors

Chiswick's Liberal Democrat candidates are:

Chiswick Homefields:

Alice Bailhache

Alex Fox

Charles Rees

Chiswick Riverside:

Francis Beddington

Guy De Boursac

James McConnell

Turnham Green:

Helen Cross

Leigh Edwards

Chris Gillie

For enquiries on this release contact:

Francis Beddington: 07921 168819

Guy de Boursac: 07530 700684