Congratulations to new Richmond Park Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney!
By Alan Bullion
Sevenoaks and Swanley Liberal Democrats congratulate our splendid candidate Sarah Olney on becoming the new MP for Richmond Park constituency.
Many local members went to Richmond Park to help get Sarah elected, while others made canvassing phone calls over recent weeks.
"This was very much a team effort by so many people who want to stand up for a decent politics in an open, tolerant and outward looking Britain," said Cllr Tony Clayton, Chairman of Sevenoaks, Swanley, Gravesham and Dartford Lib Dems.
"This stunning result from London shows that where we work can we win, as demonstrated the Swanley White Oak seat which we missed by just one vote recently. We are now working hard towards the winning county elections being held across Sevenoaks and Swanley next May. This victory also sends a strong message to the Tory government that many people in this country do not want a 'Hard Brexit', which will cost them jobs and make their families poorer," said Alan Bullion, parliamentary spokesman for Sevenoaks and Swanley.