Fylde Liberal Democrats have announced Freddie van Mierlo as the the party’s parliamentary candidate for Fylde in the case of a snap General Election.
Having campaigned hard during the EU referendum in favour of Remain, he will stand on a pro-EU, progressive platform, advocating for greater environmental protection, including a ban on fracking, social inclusion and for the rights of EU migrants living in Fylde. He is supporting More United, a new cross party movement promoting working together with friends and allies internationally.
In the 2015 General Election and in the EU referendum, I sought to make the case for a liberal, fair Britain that is open, international and inclusive
Freddie, who is based in Cottam, Preston, said: “I am delighted to have been selected as parliamentary candidate for my home constituency of Fylde.
“In the 2015 General Election and in the EU referendum, I sought to make the case for a liberal, fair Britain that is open, international and inclusive. While respecting the result of the referendum, I will be the pro-EU candidate and will campaign to maintain Britain’s place as a leader in Europe”.
Lancashire county councilor Bill Winlow said: “LibDems believe that there should be a General Election sooner, rather than later and we are very pleased to have Freddie as our candidate again. He was widely credited for bringing maturity and balance to the 2015 election debates”.
He finished fifth of seven candidates in last year’s election, behind Conservative Mark Menzies, Labour’s Jed Sullivan, UKIP’s Paul White and independent Mike Hill. with 1,623 votes.