EWV Lib Dem Chair Mark Ireland-Jones commented “I am very pleased to welcome Antoinette Sandbach as both our latest member and our candidate for the 2019 General Election. She has been an excellent constituency MP which is a message we hear loud and clear from voters on the doorstep and our local party executive was unanimous in welcoming her this week.
Jo Swinson has been brave in welcoming people from across the political spectrum and recruiting politicians with the integrity and calibre of Antoinette is a clear vindication of that strategy. I am proud to be part of this change in British politics and along with our members, we will be enthusiastically putting across this vision to the people of Eddisbury.
A lot has been written about the abuse that politicians face, especially female candidates, and we must lead by example in this campaign. My experience from canvassing is that the vast majority of voters are not trolls and simply want politicians to present their message in a reasoned and measured manner. Compromise is not a dirty word and is central to a functioning democracy whilst the talk of ‘red lines’ and ‘betrayal’ is not a reflection of what real voters want from their politicians.”
As for the next 6 weeks, we will now be fighting a seat currently held by a Lib Dem, this means we will be getting central party support and we will be a high profile seat both locally and nationally, we will be in touch about the details but we hope that everyone can contribute to this effort. The party will throw everything they can into the campaign.
In Weaver Vale, I want to assure you that we remain committed to running a high profile campaign with Daniela Parker and we aim to win there too, We have just completed delivery of 35,000 leaflets and are getting excellent feedback. Our high profile in the next-door constituency can only benefit us in Weaver Vale.
Ian Priestner commented ”
I am delighted to offer her my support and will be working closely with her to help deliver an outstanding result for our residents and to make sure she is elected as Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Eddisbury.
Any help you can give Antoinette or the Campaign would be greatly appreciated.’