George Turner calls on voters to use the general election to show they are opposed to hard Brexit


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.

Find out more about the issues he cares about.

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

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