Labour fails to select candidate in South Northants
|Author: Martin Johns - Lib Dem||Published: 23rd April 2017 11:06|
With the general election just weeks away Labour has failed to select a candidate in South Northamptonshire. The news has been revealed by the Liberal Democrats, who say that it shows Labour has “given up".
There are over 340 constituencies Labour has still not selected for in England, including South Northamptonshire. In contrast the Liberal Democrats have selected 92% of their candidates in England.
Liberal Democrat candidate for South Northamptonshire Chris Lofts said:
"It seems that Labour have simply given up on places like South Northants. This election is now clearly a two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives. Labour claimed to be prepared for a general election, but many of their approved candidates are simply refusing to run under Jeremy Corbyn.
Chris Lofts added:
"And who can blame them? They see a leader who is ineffective and a party that is too divided to stand up for local people. Every government needs to be held to account and the Liberal Democrats are rapidly emerging as the real voice of opposition.
If you want to ensure our country has a real opposition, the Liberal Democrats are the only choice in South Northamptonshire."