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Richard Clare

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Richard Clare was the Liberal Democrats candidate in Sutton Central in the Sutton local election. Our volunteers have been adding information on Richard Clare - here's everything we know so far!

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Richard Clare was the Liberal Democrats candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Liberal Democrats manifesto.

Statement to voters

I’ve lived in Redbridge my whole life and I’m honoured to have been selected with so much support from the party and look forward to making the case for liberalism here where I grew up.

When the Liberal Democrats left Government in 2015, we left the UK with a strong and growing economy, standing proud on the international stage. Look how things have changed in two years - we have a Tory government in thrall to its own far-right MPs, set on scrapping human rights, forcing investment out of Britain and shrugging its shoulders at the growing NHS crisis. They have a slender majority so a competent, united opposition could hold them to account, but they’ve been allowed to run rampant under Jeremy Corbyn’s feeble leadership. In 2015, the people of Ilford North put their trust in the Labour party and look at what’s happened. Wes Streeting has voted against investigations into the illegal Iraq war and voted for the ‘Snoopers Charter’ that allows government mass-surveillance. Worst of all, he’s signed up to the Tories’ right-wing ‘hard Brexit’ agenda and voted with the Government to trigger article 50, even though the people of Redbridge voted to remain in the EU. Time after time, local people have been let down by Labour.

48% of the country voted to remain in the European Union and many of the 52% that voted to leave don’t want this right-wing hard Brexit where Britain gets dragged out of the single market, customs union and European Court of Human Rights. If enough of those people back me in Ilford North and other Liberal Democrats around the country, then we’ll win and we can show the world that Britain’s still open for business.

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Born: 1992-08-15

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2018: The Sutton local election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Sutton Central
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Ilford North
  • 2016: The Redbridge by-election: Roding ward, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Roding
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Ilford North

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