Six Lib Dem MPs selected to fight their former constituencies

The frantic pace of by-election style selections so that we are prepared for a snap election.

Six of our former MPs have been re-selected for the constituencies they used to represent.

The most marginal seat in the country is Cambridge, which voted heavily to Remain. With Labour all over the place on the EU, Julian Huppert must now be in a very strong position, whenever the election comes:

In Cheltenham, 300 members reselected Martin Horwood:

Former Cheadle MP Mark Hunter won in that seat. He said:

With Labour having descended into civil war at the same time, there has never been a better opportunity to make the case for the Liberal Democrats and we are determined to do so by campaigning hard on the issues that matter to local people. I’m honoured to have been selected again to fight Cheadle for the Lib Dems – there are huge challenges ahead and local residents deserve a visible MP who will fight for them and speak up for our area.

Tessa Munt pledged to be a strong, positive and independent-minded voice (again) as she was re-selected for Wells

Stephen Williams will fight Bristol West again:

After being unanimously selected to fight North Cornwall, Dan Rogerson told the Bude and Stratton Post

The Liberal Democrats are well placed to fight a general election, whenever it is held, and I am raring to go. In the last few weeks, we have signed up over 17,500 new members, a number of them here in North Cornwall.

The Liberal Democrats made more gains than any other party in May’s local elections across the UK. We have also won all three Cornwall Council by-elections in North Cornwall this year, taking our total to an overwhelming 18 out of 21 Cornwall Councillors.

In other key seats, the following people have been selected:

Bath: Jay Risbridger

Taunton Deane: Gideon Amos

Yeovil: Daisy Benson

Chippenham: Helen Belcher

Hazel Grove: Lisa Smart

Thornbury and Yate: Claire Young

St Albans: Daisy Cooper

Bosworth: Michael Mullaney


* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Gordon Lishman 21st Jul '16 - 9:07am

    Burnley have selected former MP Gordon Birtwistle.

  • John Hemming in Birmingham Yardley too.

  • Mike Thornton 21st Jul '16 - 6:16pm

    I have been reselected to stand for Eastleigh

  • And DO NOT FORGET Lynne Featherstones former seat in north London 🙂 🙂 we have selected Dawn Barnes who has been a VERY active local campaigner for several years. We also have a council by election next Thursday 28th with the Lib Demwho lost her seat in 2014 restanding with a REAL PROSPECT of success …. IF the help comes in 🙂

  • Fantastic candidates – pleased to see that Gordon, John and Mike are standing again as well.

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