Barbara Gibson will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Stevenage at the General Election on June 8th 2017.
A university lecturer and business woman, Dr Gibson is a political outsider who believes the UK needs a stronger opposition party. In a surprise upset in last week’s local election, she unseated the Conservative incumbent to become Hertfordshire County Councillor for the Haldens division in Welwyn Hatfield, and will now lead the fight on behalf of the many residents of Stevenage who disagree with Theresa May’s hard Brexit.
“This election is a clear fight between hard-working local campaigner Gibson and the Conservatives. The other parties are effectively out of the race,” says her agent, Stephen Booth.
Gibson adds: “41 % of Stevenage constituency residents voted to Remain in the EU and many more oppose the reckless decision of this hard-right Conservative government to pursue a ‘Hard Brexit’. Only the Lib Dems here in Stevenage, Knebworth, Codicote, Datchworth and Aston are truly fighting her plans and fought to Remain."
“The Labour Party is in an absolute mess, fighting amongst themselves rather than acting as the effective opposition this country so needs.”
A recent internal poll by the Conservative party predicted they could lose the 27 seats they gained from the Lib Dems at the last election.
Tim Farron MP, leader of the Lib Dems said, “This election is your chance to change the direction of our country.
“If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit, if you want to keep Britain in the Single Market, if you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance. Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority.”
Barbara Gibson adds, “I will be campaigning and making the case that anyone who wants to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit for Stevenage and for local jobs, the only party to vote for is the Liberal Democrats.”