Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon, last night launched her bid to win a second term as MP for the area, addressing a large rally of members and supporters from across the constituency.
Layla addressed the crowd in the TAP Social in Botley, speaking about her experience as an MP over the past few years, and condemning the Conservatives' disastrous Brexit plans.
She outlined her priorities for this election, speaking out about the importance of taking a strong stance against Brexit, school cuts and taking real and tangible action on climate change. She spoke also of her delight at seeing so many young people across the constituency engaging in climate action in the recent school strikes, and outlined the Liberal Democrats' commitment to tackling climate change moving forward..
Commenting Layla said:
“It was fantastic to see so many people come out and show their support for the campaign last night, and I’m really looking forward to the next couple of weeks of this campaign. The momentum and enthusiasm that we saw from everyone last night has really just cemented my optimism. I welcome the opportunity to put my party’s message across to voters across the constituency, and I’m proud of my record over the last two years, on both local and national issues.
“I will continue to fight the Conservatives' disastrous plans for Brexit that would damage schools, universities, hospitals and a range of other industries across the constituency, and I am proud to have been endorsed as the Unite to Remain candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon to that end.
“I am also determined to keep fighting for local priorities at a national level. This Conservative government has proven that it doesn’t take the needs of Oxfordshire residents seriously, by persisting in pushing ahead with their disastrous plans for the Expressway without any public consultation, and by consistently delaying key local projects such as the improvements to the A34 and Lodge Hill.
"If I am re-elected, I will continue to be a strong voice for local residents in Parliament, and will continue to keep residents' best interests at the centre of my work.”