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2019 General Election Candidates for South West Wiltshire are gradually being declared

November 2, 2019 2:51 PM
By Ellen Nicholson

Political parties are gearing up for the General Election campaign after MPs voted for the poll to be held on December 12, with some scrambling to select candidates reports the Wiltshire Times this week. Alongside Liberal Democrats MPs, current local Conservative MP Andrew Murrison voted for the election to take place.

Liberal Democrats have tabled 18 confirmatory referendum amendments over the last few years, with 7 being voted on unsuccessfully. With our elected representatives in Parliament in gridlock and a poor deal on the table that divides the UK, our local candidate Ellen Nicholson has said 'ideally a separate general election and a referendum on the current deal and an option to remain in the European Union would have been the best scenario, as Brexit could dominate the general election agenda.

However a general election seems the only way at present to break the deadlock and there are so many other issues that need tackling in South West Wiltshire such as years of persistant spending our cuts to youth services, education, NHS and police service that need to be addressed'.

'I am looking forward to the challenge of the election, but most of all this election gives voters in South West Wiltshire a real choice of candidates and possibilities rather than traditionally rubber stamping the Conservative party candidate.'

The Candidates already declared for the South West Wiltshire seat are:

Conservative Dr Andrew Murrison
Liberal Democrat Ellen Nicholson
Labour Emily Pomroy-Smith
Brexit Party Diana Chaloner

Liberal Democrats have had a very successful year in South West Wiltshire, in terms of actual votes from the unitary, borough and town council elections, Liberal Democrats are in poll position marginally ahead of the Conservatives, whilst Labour votes have fallen.

Between 2010 - 2017; South West Wiltshire has had a different party come second in each of the three general elections. Now with so much at stake in the UK, with Johnson and Farage both leaders of the Leave campaign disagreeing over what Brexit should look like and the controversy that has followed the Labour party over its undecided Brexit stance and allegations of antisemitism the Liberal Democrats stand a real chance of changing the political landscape in the constituency.

This is the opportunity to reset British politics and build a Brighter Future for our families and communities.

Ellen Nicholson