Renew Agrees to Stand Aside in Brecon By-Election
Friday, June 28th, 2019: The Renew Party today announced its intention to stand aside in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election on August 1st to give a Remain candidate the best chance of winning.
Renew’s interim leader Julie Girling MEP said:
"The Renew party offers a real choice at the ballot box as a fresh alternative to the tired old Westminster parties which have let us down so badly. We aim to stand in all by-elections and have been in the process of selecting our candidate for Brecon and Radnorshire.
“However, I'm very pleased to see that a broad Remain coalition is emerging for this upcoming by-election. Renew helped broker a similar arrangement for the Peterborough by-election and were disappointed that the plan did not proceed. In the spirit of cooperation we will campaign for the agreed Liberal Democrat candidate on a shared platform of remaining in the European Union and radical electoral reform.
“But this is only the beginning. Renew calls on all parties to work together to build an ongoing electoral alliance that will be ready for the next general election. We must create a structure capable of uniting to challenge the moribund Labour and Conservative status quo and fit for the task of reversing the lurch to political extremes represented by Johnson, Corbyn and Farage.
“Brexit has exposed the fault lines in British politics; the Renew Party will be part of the solution, building new hope for the future.”
To find out more about Renew and its grassroots project of constitutional, economic and environmental reform, please visit www.renewparty.org.uk, email [email protected] or call the press office on 02032894160.
Renew Press Office