Lib Dems and Greens work together for change in Oxford West and Abingdon


The organisation Unite to Remain has confirmed this morning that the Liberal Democrats and Green Party in Oxford West and Abingdon have agreed to enter an electoral pact, with Lib Dem candidate Layla Moran saying "this is what grown up politics looks like."
 
As in 2017, Green candidate Cheryl Briggs will stand aside to help ensure that a Remain candidate wins in Oxford West and Abingdon.
 
This is part of an agreement that the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and Greens have entered into across a large number of seats in England and Wales. The news follows a successful arrangement in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, which saw Liberal Democrat Jane Dodds defeat the Conservative Party in August earlier this year.
Commenting, Layla Moran said:
 
"This is an exciting day for all those in Oxfordshire and across the South East who are committed to stopping Brexit.
 
“I am grateful to the local Green Party for helping us reach this historic agreement.
 
"By working together, we can beat Brexit-supporting Conservative candidates and prevent Boris Johnson winning a majority.
 
“It is clear that the Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain here in the South East and in hundreds of other seats across the country.
 
“A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit, so that we can invest the £50bn Remain Bonus in our public services and build a brighter future.”

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