Three Liberal Democrat candidates have been selected to stand for Cantelowes ward in the May 2018 local elections, to give the ward’s residents a real chance to oppose Brexit.
Since uncovering that one of Labour’s candidates for Cantelowes and Chair of the party’s Holborn and Covent Garden branch, Ranjit Singh, voted for Brexit, Camden Lib Dems are more determined than ever to ensure that the borough’s overwhelmingly pro-Remain residents can express their opposition to Brexit in the ballot box.
Catherine Hays, Liberal Democrat candidate for Cantelowes, said:
“I am appalled that Camden’s Labour Party are putting up a candidate who favours Brexit in our strong Remain-supporting area. As a local resident who is married to an EU citizen, I find this decision wholly inappropriate. I am determined to ensure that other residents are given the opportunity to elect candidates who will stand up for their beliefs, which is why I am standing.
“Despite their rhetoric, Labour clearly cannot be trusted to represent residents’ views on the most important matter facing the country, which is negatively affecting our local economy, the NHS, and many people’s personal lives.”
Catherine lives in Camden Square and has been Chair of her local neighbourhood association for 16 years, in addition to her professional role at social enterprise Parent Zone. She is standing alongside Chris Hattam and Max Karasinki for Cantelowes ward.