Political parties name their candidates for Copeland by-election

The Lib Dems, UKIP and Labour are amongst those who have announced their candidates for the constituency by-election.

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Liberal Democrats select Copeland by-election candidate

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The Liberal Democrats have selected Rebecca Hanson as their candidate for the Copeland by-election.

Copeland's current MP Jamie Reed is leaving parliament at the end of this month to take up a new job in the nuclear industry.

This by-election is a chance for people to send a strong message against a hard Brexit that damages local jobs by pulling Britain out of the Single Market.

"It's also an opportunity to reject this Conservative government's underfunding of our NHS and say no to plans to move vital services like maternity and A&E from West Cumberland Hospital to Carlisle.

"I am passionate about standing up for West Cumbria, and recognise the vital role that the nuclear industry plays in our local economy.

"I'm proud to be have been selected as the candidate for the Liberal Democrats, the only party fighting to protect the economy by staying in the Single Market and calling for a long-term solution to the crisis facing the NHS."

– Rebecca Hanson, Liberal Democrats, Copeland by-election candidate

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