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Joe Richards

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Joe Richards was the Liberal Democrats candidate in Southampton, Test in the UK Parliament elections. Our volunteers have been adding information on Joe Richards - here's everything we know so far!

Party manifesto

Joe Richards was the Liberal Democrats candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Liberal Democrats manifesto.

Statement to voters

Born and raised in Southampton, Joe Richards is ready to represent the people of Southampton Test and stop us crashing out of the EU with its untold effects on port cities like our own.

Co-founder of education charity, Economy - and co-authoring a book that's taking the jargon out of politics and economics - Joe is passionate about improving the quality and inclusivity of public debate. Joe's passions include improving social mobility, respecting the limitations of our planet and better provision for and understanding of mental health.

Joe is passionate about the city's future, saying "Southampton is an open and diverse city, demonstrated by the over 50% of my constituency that voted Remain - we must remain an open and tolerant nation, while protecting our local businesses and jobs".

Joe worked for his family business in the city centre for many years, and studied at nearby Barton Peveril college.

Joe shares the party leader's ambition for this general election at an opportune moment in our history and he says "This is about electing Prime Minister Jo Swinson - just like Jo, there's no limit to my ambition for the Lib Dems."

He adds: "I'm ready to fight to stop Brexit in Southampton - my hometown and the city I love."

This statement was added by Joe Richards, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

Biographical summary

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Local hustings

You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Joe Richards may be appearing.

(Past event) Tuesday 3 December 2019 18:30–20:30: SUSU Hustings, The John Hansard Gallery SO14 7DU.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Southampton, Test
  • 2018: The Hackney local election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Hackney Central
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Hackney North and Stoke Newington

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