General Election 2017: St Albans for Europe backing Daisy Cooper

PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 24 April 2017

St Albans for Europe at the national Brexit protest march in London

St Albans for Europe at the national Brexit protest march in London

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Campaign group St Albans for Europe have told the Herts Advertiser they will be backing Lib Dem Daisy Cooper in the General Election.

The organisation, which was set up following last year’s referendum, announced they will be supporting the Liberal Democrats on June 8.

Chair Fiona McAndrew said: “We have been impressed by her pro-European stance, she seems really organised and committed.”

The group will be leafletting and hope to hold events for Ms Cooper, and say they have already had a positive reaction from their members.

In March, members of the group went to London to join a 100,000-strong crowd protesting the triggering of Article 50.

Ms McAndrew said: “We have already had people donating to her campaign fund.

“It’s early days but we will be looking at tactical voting to get behind the most pro-European candidates.

“We have had a lot of interest, with people getting in touch to ask how they can help.”

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  • @Jo Farmer- "grassroots organisation that is non party political affiliated". You've said it's supporting the Lib Dems, so it very much is - by definition - party political. And the Chair's Twitter feed is a constant stream of retweet of Lib Dem Tweets going back months.... You might have fooled some kid copying and pasting press releases and I personally don't care what you or your mates get up to, or even who you campaign for. But you're clearly a bunch of bitter Lib Dems - probably always were and always have been - but pretending to be something else.

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    MSalty

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Responding to comment by MSalty: I am a member of this group. It meets up once a month in person. In the past few months we have organised over 5000 leaflets to be delivered locally about pro European news, attend branch meetings of the national European Movement group, and co-ordinate local St Albans and Herts efforts with national pro Europe campaigns, such as organising over 60 St Albans people to join the national anti Brexit march a few weeks ago. It is a grassroots organisation that is non party political affiliated,. However, many people believe that only the Lib Dems are offering something credible in relation to the madness of hard Brexit. This, compounded by the fact that our pro Leave MP Anne Main has repeatedly refused to listen , engage or meet up with constituents to talk about their concerns on Brexit has led to the group taking an early decision to endorse Daisy Cooper.

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    Jo Farmer

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Given the chair of "St Albans for Europe" (basically a Facebook Group) Twitter feed (@mcandrew_fiona) is full of pro-Lib Dem retweets going back months, how is this even news? Are there actually any editorial checks - or, indeed any form of journalism- going on on at the Herts Adverstier or is it just a bot simply copy, pasting and publishing any old rubbish?

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    MSalty

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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