7 November 2019
The co-leader of the Green Party has been selected to fight the seat of Dulwich and West Norwood in South London at the general election.
The other Remain parties, the Lib Dems and Change UK, will not contest the seat as part of the 'Remain Alliance' organised by Unite to Remain, that was announced today.
The constituency covers the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth which was the borough with the highest 'Remain' vote in the country in the 2016 election.
In the recent European elections in Dulwich and West Norwood, Remain parties (Lib Dems, Change Uk and the Greens) received 64% of the vote. Labour achieved 19%, the Brexit Party 10% and the Conservatives just 4%.
Jonathan Bartley, who also leads the official opposition on Lambeth Council in which the constituency is based, said:
"I am proud to have This is an amazing opportunity for London to make history and get its first Green MP. But more importantly Dulwich and West Norwood needs a MP from a Remain party to represent it. When I get to Westminster I will work hard for a People's Vote, campaign to keep us in the European Union, and take urgent action to tackle the climate emergency."
You can see Jonathan's Crowdfunder here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/jonathan-bartley-green-mp-for-dawn