Harpenden Greens step aside to secure Remain vote in General Election
- Credit: Archant
The Green Party will not field a candidate in the Hitchin and Harpenden constituency in the upcoming General Election.
This is part of a series of electoral arrangements they have made with the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru.
Local members of the Green Party have democratically and collectively chosen to step aside to ensure that the Remain vote is unified and that a Tory candidate is not successful.
North East Herts candidate Tim Lee and Stevenage candidate Victoria Snelling said: "Greens are willing to work with other parties for the common good. Brexit would be deeply damaging so we are using the tools we have in seeking to protect the citizens of the UK.
"We believe this is the right thing to do for the people of Hitchin and Harpenden. Local Green members will campaign in Bury St Edmunds, a seat in the region where Lib Dems have stood aside for the Green candidate, Helen Geake."
You may also want to watch:
Electoral arrangements, coordinated by the Unite To Remain group, have been made in 60 constituencies across England and Wales.
- 1 How many people in St Albans were fined for breaking COVID rules?
- 2 Hitchin and Harpenden MP responds to questions over new £2,500 a month part-time role
- 3 Why is there a 50mph speed limit on small section of A414?
- 4 Stamp duty holiday extension to be debated in Parliament
- 5 Remembering one-of-a-kind local legend Lee Bozier
- 6 Increase in electric car charging points thanks to new partnership
- 7 Row over new barriers blocking path for wheelchair users
- 8 Row over charges for garden waste continues
- 9 St Albans named among Britain’s hottest property markets
- 10 Herts and West Essex boast highest vaccination figures in East of England