London Liberal Democrats join Unite To Remain deal

Siobhan Benita with Wimbledon candidate Paul Kohler and volunteers

Six Liberal Democrat candidates have been named the Unite To Remain choice in London.

The Lib Dems have worked nationally with the Green Party and Plaid Cymru to reach agreement in 60 seats to allow a single pro Remain candidate to stand in the general election.

In London, the Remain Alliance sees Green Party candidates standing aside in six constituencies.

The Lib Dem Unite To Remain candidates and constituencies in London are:

The Liberal Democrats are standing aside in Dulwich and West Norwood. Ade Fatukasi, who had been due to contest DaWN, will now stand in his home seat of Lewisham East after Chris Maines decided to stand down from running. 

The cross-party cooperation was welcomed by Liberal Democrat spokesperson for London Siobhan Benita, running to become Mayor in 2020 and pictured above with Wimbleon candidate Paul Kohler and Lib Dem volunteers. She said: "It’s wonderful to see the Liberal Democrats working with Plaid Cymru and the Green Party in the national interest. 

"In London, the arrangement means that the Green Party will stand aside for us in 6 seats. This will further increase our chances of getting more Liberal Democrat MPs elected in the capital so that we can stop Brexit and build a brighter future. I’m hugely grateful to everyone involved in securing this grown-up approach.”

Reflecting on the agreement's impact across England and Wales, Liberal Democrat president Sal Brinton added: "This is an exciting day for those in the country who are committed to standing together and stopping Brexit.

“This is a numbers game. And these 29 Conservative-facing seats could make all the difference in terms of stopping Boris Johnson returning to Number 10 and denying him a majority.

“Labour’s failure to engage in this process could be fundamental, but we are confident that in these 60 seats, we can make a real difference, and we can stop Brexit and build a brighter future for this country.”

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