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Lib Dems select youngest candidate to contest Stafford

By Peter Madeley | Stafford | News | Published:

The Lib Dems have selected their youngest candidate in the country to fight for a West Midlands seat.

Alex Wagner has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Stafford

Shrewsbury-born Alex Wagner, aged 18, will contest the Stafford seat for the pro-EU party in December's general election.

He describes himself as a "full-time campaigner" who is determined to save the town from a "disastrous" no deal Brexit.

"I am proud that a Liberal Democrat government would stop Brexit as its first priority," he said.

"With Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson both taking their parties to the extremes, there is a real opening for moderate, middle-ground liberal candidates this election.

"If everyone who wants to stop Brexit votes for the Liberal Democrats this time we can send a clear message to both Labour and the Tories."

In Stafford 56 per cent of people voted to leave the EU.

The seat is currently held by Conservative Jeremy Lefroy, who is standing down at the election, with Theodora Clarke selected to contest it in his place.

Other candidates are Anne Grahamslaw (Brexit Party), Joyce Still (Labour) and Emma Carter (Green).

At the 2017 general election the Lib Dems came third behind the Tories and Labour with three per cent of the vote.

Peter Madeley

By Peter Madeley
@P_Madeley_Star

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.

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