Labour fails to select candidate in Maldon with just weeks until election

April 24, 2017 3:27 PM
By M Elsden

Labour has failed to select a candidate in Maldon 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", even in some of its former strongholds.

There are over 340 constituencies Labour has still not selected for in England, including 54 in the East of England.

In contrast the Liberal Democrats have selected 92% of their candidates in England.

Liberal Democrat candidate for Maldon Zoe O'Connell said:

"It seems that Labour have simply given up on places like Maldon.

"This election 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 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 to the extreme form of Brexit that Theresa May has imposed on us after being backed by Labour.

"If you want to ensure our country has a real opposition, the Liberal Democrats are the only choice in Maldon"

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
More information on Zoe O'Connell can be found at http://www.libdems.org.uk/zoe_o_connell

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