Sarah Olney has been selected to contest the Richmond Park and North Kingston by-election for the Liberal Democrats.
An opinion poll has shown it is a two-horse race between local woman Sarah and Zac Goldsmith, the out-going Conservative Brexit MP whose resignation triggered the by-election. Sarah, an accountant and married mother of two, was selected at a meeting of the local party in Richmond today.
Commenting on the announcement that the Government is to review the Work Capability Assessment, Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Minister Cathy Bakewell said:
Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced his new Shadow Cabinet team.
Former Liberal Democrat Leader Paddy Ashdown has called on the Government to draw up plans to support other key businesses across the UK in the same way they have helped Nissan in Sunderland.
Zac Goldsmith claimed Brexit has nothing to do with this by-election. The very public endorsement he has picked up from the party of Nigel Farage nails that lie.
There's just a few days left in the Richmond Park and North Kingston by-election - and the latest reports suggest it's neck and neck between Sarah Olney and Zac Goldsmith. And your help could make all the difference!
Electing Sarah in Richmond Park and North Kingston will send a shockwave through this Conservative Brexit Government on Brexit and force them to change direction.
Zac Goldsmith is running as an Independent in name only – he is being backed by Conservatives who aren’t running a candidate against him and UKIP who have stood aside for him.
But we need all hands on deck, the result will all come down to these last few days and we need you - so, here's a few ways you can help:
The ‘No Ifs, No Buts’ pledge from the Conservatives has been thrown by the wayside in the rush to bulldoze homes and build a new runway.
Last night saw the results of the Witney by-election - we started the campaign in 4th place as 50/1 outsiders and thanks to the relentless, positive campaign we ran, dented the Conservative majority and secured one of our best by-election results in decades. This is what you need to know:
Expert group responds to Economist for Brexit’s claim that food prices will go down when we leave the European Union
In response to criticism from Economists for Brexit, members of the expert group that support the Brexit Challenge process have written a letter to the Financial Times today (Friday 21 October) - here's what they had to say:
Liberal Democrat peer, John Sharkey, whose Private Member’s Bill was instrumental in securing a pardon for Alan Turing, has reached an agreement with the Government which will grant a posthumous pardon to thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under long abolished sexual offence laws.