Liberal Democrat candidate Claire Young welcomes Unite to Remain agreement in Thornbury & Yate

Claire Young Frampton Cotterell

The Green Party has agreed to step aside for the Liberal Democrats in Thornbury & Yate, it was announced today.

As part of Unite to Remain, the Liberal Democrats have made an arrangement with The Green Party and Plaid Cymru to step aside for pro-Remain candidates in 60 seats across England and Wales.

Across the country the Liberal Democrats will stand aside in 13 constituencies so that there is a clear pro-Remain candidate. In turn, in 43 constituencies other parties will stand aside for a Liberal Democrat candidate.

Welcoming today's announcement, Liberal Democrat candidate for Thornbury & Yate, Claire Young said:

“This is an exciting day for all those in Thornbury & Yate who are committed to stopping Brexit. I am thankful to the local Green Party for helping us reach this historic agreement. 

It is clear that the Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain in Thornbury & Yate, as well as hundreds of other seats across the country.

A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit, so that we can invest the £50bn Remain bonus in our public services and build a brighter future.”

The full list of seats in this arrangement are as follows:


Liberal Democrats standing aside for Green Party (9 seats):

  • Brighton Pavilion,
  • Bristol West,
  • Bury St Edmunds,
  • Cannock Chase,
  • Dulwich and West Norwood,
  • Exeter
  • Forest of Dean,
  • Isle of Wight,
  • Stroud,

Green Party standing aside for Liberal Democrats (40 seats):

  • Bath,
  • Bermondsey and Old Southwark,
  • Buckingham,
  • Cheadle,
  • Chelmsford,
  • Chelsea and Fulham,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Chippenham,
  • Esher and Walton,
  • Finchley and Golders Green,
  • Guildford,
  • Harrogate and Knaresborough,
  • Hazel Grove,
  • Hitchin and Harpenden,
  • North Cornwall,
  • North Norfolk,
  • Oxford West and Abingdon,
  • Penistone and Stocksbridge,
  • Portsmouth South,
  • Richmond Park,
  • Romsey and Southampton,
  • North Rushcliffe,
  • South Cambridgeshire,
  • South East Cambridgeshire,
  • South West Surrey,
  • Southport,
  • Taunton Deane,
  • Thornbury and Yate,
  • Totnes,
  • Tunbridge Wells,
  • Twickenham,
  • Wantage,
  • Warrington South,
  • Watford,
  • Wells,
  • Westmorland and Lonsdale,
  • Wimbledon,
  • Winchester,
  • Witney,
  • York Outer


Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru standing aside for Green Party (1 seat):

  • Vale of Glamorgan

Green Party and Plaid Cymru standing aside for Liberal Democrats (3 seats):

  • Brecon and Radnorshire,
  • Cardiff Central,
  • Montgomeryshire

Green Party and Liberal Democrats standing aside for Plaid Cymru (7 seats):

  • Arfon,
  • Caerphilly,
  • Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Dwyfor,
  • Meirionnydd,
  • Llanelli,
  • Pontypridd,
  • Ynys Môn

In addition to these arrangements, we can confirm that we are also stepping aside in three further seats:

  • Beaconsfield,
  • Broxtowe,
  • Luton South

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