General Election 2017: Article 50 legal challenger visits St Albans

Daisy Cooper and Gina Miller outside the Clock Tower with members of St Albans for Europe.

Daisy Cooper and Gina Miller outside the Clock Tower with members of St Albans for Europe. - Credit: Archant

Businesswoman Gina Miller, who built a case against the Government triggering Article 50 without approval from Parliament, met St Albans residents today in order to pledge her support for Lib Dem candidate Daisy Cooper.

Daisy Cooper and Gina Miller outside the Clock Tower with members of St Albans for Europe.

Daisy Cooper and Gina Miller outside the Clock Tower with members of St Albans for Europe. - Credit: Archant

Since her case against the Government, Gina set up a group called Best for Britain which backs pro-EU candidates, and she spoke with Lib Dem supporters and pro-Europe campaigners at The Boot in Market Place this afternoon.

Daisy explained the remit of Best for Britain: “It backs candidates who want to get the best deal possible for Britain and make it a soft a Brexit as possible.

“She’s provided financial support and backing for individual candidates. I’m one of the Best for Britain champions, it’s one of the cross-party campaigns that’s backing me as a candidate.”

Gina addressed her audience about the irrevocability of Article 50 and encouraged people to vote.


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She said: “The Conservatives were ready for this election and the rest of the parties weren’t.

“If you never try you can’t complain about the outcome. You do something or you do nothing. Since I was a little girl my attitude has always been you do something.

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“We wanted to find candidates of all parties in local constituencies who have the backbone and the track record to stand up to whoever is in power. Daisy is somebody who epitomises that.”

Gina also urged representatives from all parties to come together to prevent a hard Brexit: “My ideal when it comes to Brexit is I would like to see an all-party negotiating committee.

“It’s got to be cross-party because this is about our country, this is not about political parties.”

Fiona McAndrew, chair of St Albans for Europe, asked Gina what campaign groups could do after the election, and Gina encouraged the groups to work together, saying it had to be “one movement and one voice”. She added: “I am not going to stop fighting. There’s still not enough people stepping up.”

Daisy said: “However the final deal goes there will be a lot of people unhappy with it. We need to make sure that people are informed about what the final deal is and what it means.”

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