Will Forster

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Lib Dems launch campaign to win local election support from European citizens

by willforster on 5 March, 2018

I was pleased to watch Vince Cable confirm on Peston on Sunday yesterday that the party is targeting around one million European nationals for support in May’s local elections.

The Lib Dems have tailored social media adverts in 21 European languages, the adverts are fronted by MEPs from those countries and they encourage European citizens to register and vote Lib Dem in May.

Vince Cable has also written to Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn asking that they back John Major’s call for a free vote for their MPs on the final Brexit deal secured by the Conservatives.

The local elections represent a huge opportunity for European migrants, who contribute so much to our economy and society, to make their voices heard.  As a party, we are reaching out to them to vote Lib Dem and help us support their rights and ultimately secure an exit from Brexit.  Their support could make a vital difference in close local authority elections including in key Woking Borough Council wards.

The Lib Dems are the only major national party that has campaigned for an exit from Brexit and the one that has led on rights for both European migrants in the UK and Brits living in the rest of Europe in the wake of Brexit.  We want European citizens to help us fight the hard Brexit pursued by the Tories – and backed by Labour – at the forthcoming Council elections.  There is still the opportunity of an exit from Brexit.


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