Liberal Democrats in Monmouth have selected experienced campaigner and politician, Veronica German, to be their candidate for the snap General Election.
Veronica has been campaigning in our area with the Lib Dems since she joined the party nearly 30 years ago. She previously represented this region as the Assembly Member for South Wales East, and had the roles of the Shadow Minister for Health and Local Government and for Equalities.
After the selection Veronica said: “Over half of Monmouthshire residents voted to Remain in the EU. Many more oppose the reckless decision of this hard-right Conservative government to pursue a ‘hard Brexit’ which involves leaving the Single Market. Only the Lib Dems here in Monmouth are truly fighting her plans."
“The Labour Party is split, ineffectual and has no policy on Brexit. They are not providing the effective opposition this country so needs.”
“I will be campaigning and making the case that anyone who wants to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit, keep Britain in the single market, and who wants an effective Opposition party in Parliament, then the only party to vote for is the Liberal Democrats.”
Veronica and the Lib Dem will be listening to people across the Monmouth constituency in coming weeks . From Chepstow to Abergavenny and Monmouth to Cwmbran.
"We really want to know which issues are most important to people living in our area," said Veronica.
"We already know that people are concerned about the NHS and social care. Transport is another big issue with concerns about lack of joined up public transport and Labour's disastrous plans for an M4 relief road.
However, I know that there are many other local issues that people care passionately about."
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