London Lib Dem candidates confirmed for December general election

The 72 Lib Dem candidates standing to become MPs in London in next month's general election have been confirmed after their nomination papers were accepted.

Liberal Democrats are targeting gains on December 12 after topping the poll in the capital in May's European elections. We are represented by our most diverse team of candidates ever, with 32 female, 15 BAME, eight LGBT and two disabled candidates. 

Vince Cable is standing down in Twickenham, with local campaigner and businesswoman Munira Wilson the Lib Dem candidate on the ballot paper this time around. 

Ed Davey and Tom Brake are standing in the Kingston and Carshalton and Wallington constituencies they have represented previously.

Ex Streatham MP Chuka Umunna is contesting the Cities of London and Westminster seat, with Helen Thompson bidding to win Streatham for the Lib Dems.

Polls for the Observer have shown major swings to the Lib Dems in three key seats polled for last weekend's paper. The results show Lib Dems are on the up in Finchley and Golders Green, where Luciana Berger (pictured above with Jo Swinson) is standing, Kensington, contested by Sam Gyimah, and Wimbledon, where local councillor Paul Kohler is challenging the sitting Tory. 

Elsewhere, local councillor Humaira Ali is standing in Bermondsey and Old Southwark, the seat held by Simon Hughes from 1983 until 2015, Haringey councillor Dawn Barnes is bidding to win back Hornsey and Wood Green, represented by Lynne Featherstone from 2005 to 2015, and City 'superwoman' Nicola Horlick is contesting Chelsea and Fulham. 

The only London constituency not being contested by the Liberal Democrats is Dulwich and West Norwood, where the party has stood down as part of the Unite To Remain deal

See the full list of Lib Dem candidates in London


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