GB election results 2017
GB election results 2017

The Lib Dems may be issuing a lot of paper, but most of it is centrally produced national campaign spend focused on just a few seats. In the end it cannot disguise the fact that they have dropped from 18% to  less than 13% in the last 3 weeks and the trend line may be further downward as their undemocratic Revoke position gets shown to be the massive tactical error they were warned by experienced Remain campaigners at the time

However there are further reasons why a Lib Dem vote is a massive mistake in this election:

It’s a blank cheque vote. In 2010 people voted Lib Dem to “get the Tories out” and got a Tory Government. Unless you get a written personal committment their candidate will put a Labour Government in power under any circumstances and remove the Tories you are wasting your vote with them.

The record of the Lib Dems with the coalition does not need a long list: Tuition fees, the Bedroom Tax, local Council cuts and austerity, the Health and Social Care Act

Jo Swinson served in the Tory coalition and voted with the Coalition Government more times than Boris Johnson and Michael Gove

Labour is currently on 33% and we are close to a hung parliament. If a minority Labour government is to have a mandate it needs 35-36% national vote share and that means all votes in every consituency count to that national share including ours.

In our local area

 No MP in this constituency has ever put a Labour Government in power. It does not matter whether they are a Tory or a Lib Dem MP, they have all voted to support Tory governments when given a chance. Only a vote for Labour works toward a Labour Government.

Labour has support from Leave voters almost as much as Remain voters locally. This is because some Remain voters were already tactically voting Lib Dem in 2017. In 2016 and 2017 over 8,000 Leave voters voted Labour in Sutton and 9,000 Remain voters. Thus, ironically, whatever the Lib Dems say, a drop in the Labour vote will not necessarily help them as lots of our vote will go elsewhere or abstain.

Finally, in our local area, if you want to see the election of local Labour Councillors in future, you need to support Labour!

This is why the only vote in this election is a vote for Labour

Charlie Mansell, Sutton & Cheam Labour

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