We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us in the general election. Thank you for putting your faith in our positive vision for a brighter future.
We congratulate both Sir Keir Starmer and Tulip Siddiq on being re-elected with substantially increased majorities. As Liberal Democrats, we will be holding them to account on their pledges to represent the views of all their constituents, particularly in fighting the damaging impact of Brexit on jobs, public services and families here in Camden, a borough that voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU in last June’s referendum.
Here in Camden we increased the number of votes and our vote share in both Hampstead & Kilburn and Holborn & St Pancras, and re-claimed our position as the third party in both seats. On a night that saw a significant nation-wide Labour surge, particularly in London, actually increasing our vote share was no small feat, and we are immensely proud of all the hard work that went in to securing this result. We have a strong base to continue to build on.
We want to thank each and every person who put faith in our positive vision for a brighter future. From our plans to increase access to affordable housing and protect our NHS, to fighting for our local schools and cleaning up our environment, the result shows that liberal values are strong and resilient in Camden.
Our work is just beginning. At a time of deep uncertainty, in which our politics is increasingly volatile and the Conservative government grows more unstable by the day, liberalism is needed now more than ever. We are looking ahead to important elections for Camden Council in May 2018, and any others that may be on the horizon, and we’ll be back out continuing to provide our community with the strong, liberal voice that it deserves.
If you believe in openness and tolerance, and if you believe that challenging the Conservative government and our local councillors and MPs is part of what makes a healthy democracy, we hope you’ll join us and add to our growing support across the borough and beyond.
Kirsty Allan & Stephen Crosher