During a packed meeting of party activists and local residents, Keith Aspden officially launched his campaign for the target seat of York Outer (9th November 2019).
Held at the Oaken Grove Community Centre in Haxby, Keith was joined by Shaffaq Mohammed, Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, to help launch the campaign.
In his speech to party members, Keith outlined his plan to build a brighter future for the residents of York Outer, by campaigning to stop Brexit, invest in public services, tackle the climate emergency and rebuild trust between politics and communities.
Following successful local elections, where the Liberal Democrats gained 9 seats from the Conservatives in York Outer, to take control of City of York Council, and in the European elections where the Liberal Democrats again topped the poll, with Labour and the Conservatives in 4th and 5th place respectively. Keith and the Liberal Democrats are looking for their third win in an election in York this year.
Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for York Outer, commented:
“With just under five weeks to go, this election campaign is one the most important campaigns in a generation. It is our opportunity to reject the tired old politics led by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn and instead, build a fairer, brighter future for the UK.”
“Boris Johnson’s Conservative Government will continue to pursue a damaging Brexit at any cost. As the Unite to Remain candidate for York, I will campaign to stop Brexit, so that we can end this national embarrassment and instead, focus on improving public services.”
"Every day as Leader of the Council, I see how the communities and villages of York have been ignored by this Government; they deserve better. Whether it be for improved public transport infrastructure, Yorkshire devolution, or investment in schools – it is time that the residents of York Outer had an MP willing to fight for them on the national stage.”