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New local Lib Dem MP challenges Johnson Government over Covid, care homes, climate change & support for frontline workers

June 18, 2021 3:14 PM

Sarah Green, Lib Dem MP for Chesham and AmershamFollowing her sensational by-election victory over the Tories, Sarah Green (see left), the new Lib Dem MP for Chesham and Amersham, said in her acceptance speech, that the Lib Dems:

"Will continue the work of holding this [Tory] Government to account for letting Covid rip through the care homes. We will speak up for the three million people excluded from financial support throughout the pandemic and we will challenge Boris Johnson to be far more ambitious in tackling climate change, supporting our frontline workers and backing our small businesses."

"Tonight the voice of Chesham and Amersham is unmistakable. Together we have said 'Enough is enough, we will be heard and this Government will listen'.

"This campaign has shown that no matter where you live, or how supposedly safe a constituency may appear to be, if you want a Liberal Democrat member of Parliament, you can have a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament. If you wish to reject Conservative mismanagement and vote for a voice that will represent you and stand up for your rights then it is the Liberal Democrats who will continue to fight your corner"

Election result on 17 June 2021:

  • Sarah Green (Lib Dem): 21,517 56.7% (+30.4)
  • Peter Fleet (Conservative): 13,489 35.5% (-19.9)
  • Carolyne Culver (Green Party): 1,480 3.9% (-1.6)
  • Natasa Pantelic (Labour): 622 1.6% (-11.2)