Launch of Helen Maguire's campaign

2 Feb 2024
Helen Maguire with Ed Davey in Epsom

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey was at Epsom Market on Saturday 27 January  to mark the launch of Parliamentary Candidate Helen Maguire’s 2024 election campaign.

Speaking in the market square Davey said,

“I'm here because I think we can win this seat. I think the people of Epsom & Ewell, indeed people across the country, want to get rid of the Conservatives for they have failed our country. Whether it's the cost of living or the health service, they're not listening to people. They are so out of touch and I think people want change.

“Here in Epsom & Ewell if we want change, if you want to get rid of the Conservatives, you vote Liberal Democrat, you vote for Helen Maguire,” said Davey.

Helen, who served as a Captain in the Royal Military Police in Bosnia and Iraq and is now a Charity fund raiser and local food bank volunteer, says,

“The Liberal Democrats ‘Fair Deal’ promise seeks a fair, prosperous and innovative economy that promotes opportunity and wellbeing. With a strong economy we can get on top of the cost-of-living crisis and provide good public services. That’s what I want for Epsom & Ewell.”

Helen is focusing her political campaign on the cost-of-living crisis; environmental damage caused by sewage dumping in the Mole and Hogsmill rivers; and is supporting the Epsom & St Helier Health Trust’s fight to get the new critical emergency hospital built.

Helen is the first out of the blocks of all the main political parties to start campaigning in Epsom & Ewell - a parliamentary seat currently held by retiring Conservative MP, Chris Grayling.

But with Grayling standing down at the next election; the Conservatives trailing badly in the national polls; Labour’s poor local showing; boundary changes; and a reinvigorated local Lib Dem party, the competition for our next Epsom & Ewell MP is likely to be a two-horse race.

A major YouGov poll conducted for the Daily Telegraph, just over a week ago, put the Lib Dems in Epsom & Ewell marginally ahead of the Conservatives for the first time in many years.

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