Liberal Democrat candidate Jason Billin welcomes Unite to Remain agreement in Rushcliffe
The Green Party has agreed to step aside for the Liberal Democrats in Rushcliffe, it was announced today.
As part of Unite to Remain, the Liberal Democrats have made an arrangement with The Green Party and Plaid Cymru to step aside for pro-Remain candidates in 60 seats across England and Wales.
Across the country the Liberal Democrats will stand aside in 13 constituencies so that there is a clear pro-Remain candidate. In turn, in 43 constituencies other parties will stand aside for a Liberal Democrat candidate.
Welcoming today’s announcement, Liberal Democrat candidate for Rushcliffe, Jason Billin, said:
“This is an exciting day for all those in Rushcliffe who are committed to stopping Brexit.
“I am thankful to the local Green Party for helping us reach this historic agreement.
“It is clear that the Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain in Rushcliffe as well as hundreds of other seats across the country. We topped the poll here in the European Elections, and with former MP Ken Clarke even suggesting he might vote Lib Dem, there is a real momentum as we launch our campaign.
“A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit, so that we can invest the £50bn Remain bonuses in our public services and build a brighter future.”