Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Labour Party are delighted to announce that their candidate in the General Election will be Alan Butcher, the leading challenger to Nick Gibb in the 2017 Election.

Alan has been a local campaigner for 20 years and has served as a councillor and a school governor as well as leading campaigns on local events and services.

Alan Butcher at Littlehampton Branch Labour Party
Alan Butcher at Littlehampton Branch Labour Party

He said, “At the last General Election, Labour were in second place with 12,700 votes whilst the Liberal Democrats were a distant third with 3,300 votes.

The Liberal Democrats would need to quadruple their vote this time just to reach the level of Labour’s vote share.

After a decade of austerity brought in by Tory and Lib Dem government, inequality and poverty have steadily risen and the NHS, schools and public services are at breaking point.

The Tories have taken three years and as many Prime Ministers to cook up a damaging Brexit deal, even abandoning their supposed commitment to holding our country together.

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats’ ill-considered policy to simply revoke Article 50 would certainly harden the divisions in our country.

"Only Labour can be trusted to achieve a real transformation with sensible, fully costed policies. In Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, the Lib Dems are well and truly out of the race" Alan Butcher - Labour's Candidate for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Alan Butcher - Labour

A Labour Government will negotiate the best possible deal for Britain and put it to a public vote, alongside remain. A clear path that respects everyone across the whole country, ready to proceed as soon as the people have the final say – no false promises, no bluster.

Getting this sorted will not distract Labour from the need to transform the economy and make it work for everyone. The implementation of a Green New Deal also simply cannot wait any longer. Only Labour can be trusted to achieve a real transformation with sensible, fully costed policies.”

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