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Labour still minus a candidate for #Hastings #StLeonards and #Rye as General Election looms!

April 23, 2017

The Hastings & Rye Lib Dem campaign for #GE2017 is off to a flying start!

Labour has thus far failed to select a candidate in Hastings & Rye 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 Hastings & Rye.

In contrast the Liberal Democrats have selected 92% of their candidates in England.
 
Liberal Democrat candidate Nick Perry said:  
 
“It seems that Labour have simply given up on beating Amber Rudd. But I have spent 10 years of my life opposing her, and I am not going to stop at this crucial time for our country.

“This election is now 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.
 
“If you want to ensure our country has a real opposition, the Liberal Democrats are the only choice in Hastings & Rye.”

Notes to editors
 
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

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