8 May 2017

Over the past year, local party members have been heavily involved in the discussions to possibly stand a progressive alliance candidate in South West Surrey. 

At a packed meeting in Farncombe on May 6, organised by SW Surrey Compass group and attended by members of the Liberal Democrat Party, Labour Party, Green Party and National Health Action Party, as well as non-party aligned people, it was overwhelmingly agreed that there should be one progressive alliance candidate for SW Surrey in next month’s General Election. The Green Party has declared that it will not put forward any candidates but would back the National Health Action Party’s Dr Louise Irvine and local Labour Party members and several Liberal Democrat members have said they will campaign for her as a progressive alliance candidate. 

The national Liberal Democrat and Labour Parties have not yet said whether they will field candidates.