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Chris Coghlan

Chris Coghlan was a Liberal Democrats candidate in Dorking and Horley constituency in the UK Parliamentary general election. They were elected with 20,921 votes.

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"I’m standing to be your next M.

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P. because, like so many of you, I’ve had enough of the economic and political chaos that years of Conservative rule have left this country in. I have friends in Dorking who are struggling to feed their kids or pay their bills or, like millions of others across the country, get an appointment with their G.P. Businesses are going bust while the cost of living is skyrocketing. I passionately believe there is a better way. I love this area. It’s where I grew up, where I live and where my children go to school. But my wife Clara and I worry about our future and the future for our three little girls. Will they find good jobs when they grow up and be able to afford to live around here? Will the NHS still be there to care for them? Will our beautiful local countryside be protected for them and their children? With this government in charge I fear not. My career has taken me from The City to the British Army fighting ISIS terrorists in the deserts of Iraq. Now I'm campaigning for change. I believe in a liberal economy, personal freedom and social justice. We deserve better than a government whose political and economic choices have caused so much financial and social damage. For decades this area has sent Conservative MPs to Westminster. It’s almost as if they take your vote for granted. However, recent polling analysis across Surrey shows that many of you are fed-up and want change. The Liberal Democrats are now level with the Conservatives in the polls in Dorking and Horley. I promise that if you put your faith in me at the ballot box, I will fight harder than I’ve ever done to give you, and your children, the country and future you all deserve."

This statement was last updated on June 15, 2024.

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Chris Coghlan was the Liberal Democrats candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Liberal Democrats manifesto.

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About Chris Coghlan


Christopher Austin Francis Coghlan is a British Liberal Democrat politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Dorking and Horley since 2024. He previously co-founded the Renew Party in 2017.

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Chris Coghlan's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Dorking and Horley: UK Parliamentary general election Liberal Democrats 20,921 votes (elected) 1st / 5 candidates
2021 Dorking North: Mole Valley local election Liberal Democrats 938 votes (elected) 1st / 4 candidates
2019 Leicester South: UK Parliamentary general election Liberal Democrats 2,754 votes (not elected) 3rd / 5 candidates
2018 Balham: Wandsworth local election Renew 568 votes (not elected) 7th / 11 candidates
2017 Battersea: UK Parliamentary general election Independent 1,234 votes (not elected) 4th / 7 candidates
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