Siobhan Benita

Siobhan Benita says "This is our moment in London"

Siobhan Benita, the LibDems' spokesperson for London, responding to MPs voting for 12th December general election, said: 

"I genuinely believe this is our moment in London.

"The European elections established us as the popular, credible and leading party in the capital. Latest polls confirm the LibDem surge is continuing. We have the most fantastic set of current MPs and prospective candidates who reflect the diversity of London standing for us in this election.  We have three new, brilliant and high profile LibDem MPs standing in London, in Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger and Sam Gyimah. They turned their back on the Labour and Tory parties. Now they will help turn London constituencies gold for us. They join Ed Davey, Tom Brake and other outstanding PPCs across the capital confident of taking key target seats including Wimbledon, Twickenham, Sutton & Cheam, Streatham and Richmond Park. Together they can change the face of London's politics.

"We have every reason to be confident too in campaigning. Our membership has soared to nearly 25,000 in London. We have thousands of signed-up, active volunteers and the richest data we have ever had. 

"The LibDems are the unambiguous party of Remain. But this election isn't just about fighting to stop Brexit. Londoners are realising the LibDems represent their liberal, global and warm-hearted values more than any other party. And they're finding we have attractive and sensible policies on the vital issues they care about like the climate emergency, the NHS, education, housing and crime.

"There are no limits to our ambition in London at this general election."