PRO-REMAIN parties have agreed to join forces in a “Unite to Remain” alliance. Is your constituency affected by the anti-Brexit pact? Check here to find out.
As part of a ‘Unite to Remain’ alliance, the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and Plaid Cymru have all agreed to field only one candidate between them in 60 seats across the country. The alliance hopes to increase the presence of anti-Brexit MPs in Parliament, so will your constituency be affected?
Under the terms of the alliance, the Liberal Democrats will be only one of three parties to stand in 43 seats in England and Wales.
The Green Party will only be fielding candidates in 10 seats.
Plaid Cymru will stand alone in seven Welsh constituencies.
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said: “We are delighted that an agreement has been reached.
“This is a significant moment for all people who want to support remain candidates across the country.”
Heidi Allen, chairwoman of Unite to Remain said: “This is a Brexit election, and staying in the European Union is possible – and this is the deciding moment.
“We are putting party politics aside in the interest of our country and have cemented a cross-party arrangement whereby Remain-voting parties in England and Wales are working together to back one Remain candidate.
The Lib Dems will also be stepping aside in three other seats for this election, to make way for pro-Remain candidates.
Beaconsfield was won by former Tory MP Dominic Grieve in 2017.
Now running as an independent candidate, the Lib Dems will not be competing for the seat.
The same goes for Broxtowe, where former Tory MP Anna Soubry of the Independent Group for Change will be running.
Luton South, won in 2017 by former Labour MP Gavin Shuker, will also not be contested by the Lib Dems.
Is your constituency affected by the anti-Brexit pact?
Only the Liberal Democrats out of the three parties will be fielding candidates in the following constituencies:
- Bermondsey and Old Southwark
- Brecon and Radnorshire
- Cardiff Central
- Chelsea and Fulham
- Esher and Walton
- Finchley and Golders Green
- Harrogate and Knaresborough
- Hazel Grove
- Hitchin and Harpenden
- North Cornwall
- North Norfolk
- Oxford West and Abingdon
- Penistone and Stocksbridge
- Portsmouth South
- Richmond Park
- Romsey and Southampton
- South Cambridgeshire
- South East Cambridgeshire
- South West Surrey
- Taunton Deane
- Thornbury and Yate
- Tunbridge Wells
- Warrington South
- Westmorland and Lonsdale
- York Outer
Only the Green Party out of the three parties will be fielding candidates in the following seats:
- Brighton Pavilion
- Bristol West
- Bury St Edmunds
- Cannock Chase
- Dulwich and West Norwood
- Forest of Dean
- Isle of Wight
- Vale of Glamorgan
Only Plaid Cymru out of the three parties will be fielding candidates in the following areas:
- Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Dwyfor
- Dwyfor Meirionnydd
- Ynys Môn