Another former Lib Dem MP standing for election

Great news about another former Lib Dem MP is re-standing: Bob Russell. (For the others announced so far, see my earlier post.)

Elsewhere, one of the party’s best prospects for a Liberal Democrat gain in Scotland is Edinburgh West, where Alex Cole-Hamilton won the nearly-identical Scottish Parliament seat in the elections last year. The previous Liberal Democrat MP, Mike Crockart, has previously said he doesn’t want to run again. It looks like the frontrunner to be the candidate is Christine Jardine. Whether it is her or someone else standing for the party, they’ll be helped by the scandals around the incumbent which led to them firstĀ quitting the SNP and now retiring.

Meanwhile, the excellent Gerald Vernon-Jackson is standing in Portsmouth South, a seat also previously held by the Liberal Democrats.

For more on Lib Dem candidate selections see my previous round-up on who had been selected in seats the party used to hold (though note that not all of these have been reconfirmed yet for this June).

And to help them get elected, you can always join the Liberal Democrats.

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