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Remain parties agree election pact in seven seats in the Anglia region

The Liberal Democrats and the Green Party have agreed not to stand against each other in seven constituencies in the Anglia region. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Liberal Democrats and the Green Party has agreed not to stand against each other in seven constituencies in the Anglia region as part of a 'Remain Alliance' election pact.

The Unite to Remain deal will see the Liberal Democrats stepping aside for the Green Party candidate in Bury St Edmunds while the Green Party has agreed not to stand against Lib Dems in six other constituencies in the Anglia region.

It's part of a national deal in England between the two pro-European parties and the nationalist party Plaid Cymru in Wales which covers a total of 60 seats.

Former South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen at the Unite to Remain event in London. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The six seats in the Anglia region where the Green Party has agreed to step aside for the Liberal Democrats are:

  • Buckingham - was the Speaker John Bercow's seat
  • Chelmsford - currently held by the Conservatives with a majority of 13,572
  • Hitchin & Harpenden - currently held by the Conservatives with a majority of 12,031
  • North Norfolk - currently held by the Liberal Democrats with a majority of 3,512
  • South Cambridgeshire - Heidi Allen's old seat which she won as a Conservative with a majority of 15,952
  • South East Cambridgeshire - currently held by the Conservatives with a majority of 16,158

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, where the Liberal Democrats have agreed to step aside for the Green Party, was won in 2017 by the Conservative with a majority of 18,441.

At the last election, the Greens and the Lib Dems together took 10% of the vote in Bury St Edmunds amounting to a total of 6,161 votes.

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