George Turner has called on voters to show they are opposed to the Government’s hard Brexit with their vote at the ballot box on June 8.
The candidate for Vauxhall co-signed a letter to The Guardian with fellow London Lib Dems standing in the general election and London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon, saying the only way to oppose hard Brexit is to vote for him.
Lambeth had the strongest Remain vote in London, with 78.6% voting to stay in the European Union.
Kate Hoey, the sitting Labour MP, has consistently betrayed her constituents by supporting Nigel Farage and the Leave campaign.
She was seen punching the air in the chamber of the House of Commons when Article 50 was triggered and accepted a donation from Arron Banks, funder of UKIP and Leave.EU.
She voted against protecting the rights of EU citizens living in our area, and across the UK, increasing uncertainty and fear. She also voted against the UK remaining in the single market. UKIP leader Paul Nuttall endorses her.
George Turner has vowed to lobby to remain in the single market, protect EU citizens rights and fight an extreme Brexit.
The letter in full
The mayor of London has rightly said that the general election is an opportunity for voters to show they are opposed to this government’s hard Brexit.
The best way to do that is to vote Liberal Democrat. We are the only party committed to remaining in the single market, a benefit that many who voted leave, as well as remain, support.
Retaining our single market membership is just one of the amendments that we tabled to the article 50 bill. Labour and Tory MPs alike rejected it.
We also put forward an amendment to secure the rights of EU citizens living in Britain, as well as Britons living elsewhere in the European Union, which was ignored.
EU citizens will unfortunately be denied the opportunity to vote in this election unless they have dual citizenship.
This is, therefore, the perfect opportunity to show what an open, tolerant and united city London really is.
Only by electing more Liberal Democrat MPs can we gain the influence needed to stop a hard Brexit.
Tom Brake MP Carshalton and Wallington
Sarah Olney MP Richmond Park and North Kingston
Caroline Pidgeon Leader, Liberal Democrat London assembly group L
iberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidates:
Jonathan Fryer Dagenham and Rainham, Lib Dem Brexit spokesperson for London
Annabel Mullin Kensington
Louise Rowntree Chelsea and Fulham
Alex Harding Westminster North
Sir Simon Hughes Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Bridget Fox Cities of London and Westminster
Dave Raval Hackney South and Shoreditch
Benjamin Sims Leyton and Wanstead
Ukonu Obasi Walthamstow
Jon Ball Ealing Central and Acton
Keith Angus Islington North
Elaine Bagshaw Poplar and Limehouse
Dawn Barnes Hornsey and Wood Green
Ryan Mercer Putney
Joe Richards Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Bill Newton Dunn Hayes and Harlington
Joyce Onstad Hammersmith
Nigel Bakhai Ealing Southall
Amna Ahmad Sutton and Cheam
Carl Quilliam Wimbledon
Stephen Crosher Holborn and St Pancras
George Turner Vauxhall
Kirsty Allan Hampstead and Kilburn
Marianne Magnin Mouvement Démocrate parliamentary candidate for Northern Europe in the French legislative elections and member of the executive committee of Westminster and City of London Liberal Democrats