A sign of the Liberal Democrat ambition for the next general election

A striking sign of how ambitious the Liberal Democrats are being is the expanding range of seats the party is contesting seriously, going deep into territory that is Remain-leaning but with high profile Leave MPs.

In this case, a seat which the best estimates put at voting 61% Remain but has high-profile Leave supporter Graham Brady as its MP. It’s going to be fought by Angela Smith:

Angela Smith’s move has been welcomed by Jane Brophy, who stood in Altrincham and Sale West in the last three general elections. Brophy is now one of two Liberal Democrat MEPs for the North West, a councillor in the constituency and leader of the group on Trafford Council.

She said:

I am delighted that Angela Smith will be running for the Liberal Democrats in Altrincham and Sale West. Since defecting to the Lib Dems earlier this year, Angela has already taken a leading role in our fight to stop Brexit.

She is resilient, dedicated, passionately pro-European and I can’t wait to help get her elected as the newest Liberal Democrat MP in the North West.

Altrincham and Sale West is a Remain constituency being represented by a Brexiteer and the Chair of the 1922 Committee. The people of Trafford deserve better and only the Liberal Democrats will Demand Better.

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6 responses to “A sign of the Liberal Democrat ambition for the next general election”

  1. I don’t like the term ‘defector’ it has all the negative tones to it.. suggestions please..?
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    I see I am slipping into football transfer terminology, but there is a similarity

  2. Tend to dislike the word ‘defect’ from one party, rather than join a party that now better represents their beliefs,

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