Corbyn, please back Lib Dems in Esher to boot out Dominic Raab!

by InFacts | 06.12.2019

Open Letter to Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party

Dear Jeremy

We write as leaders of pro-European groups across the country to ask you to support our “Boot out Boris” campaign.

We want Labour to back the Lib Dems in Esher and Walton, where there’s a real chance to kick Dominic Raab out. The 11% you are polling there could be the difference between success and failure.

We know we are asking you a lot to help the Lib Dems without any reason to think Jo Swinson will return the favour. But if Boris Johnson wins a majority, he’ll drag us out of the EU. So we implore you to look to the national interest.

A similar letter is being sent to Swinson asking the Lib Dems to support Labour in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, where you can bring down Johnson. But to be clear, we don’t want you to wait for her to say yes. Time is terribly short, so we want you to take unilateral action.

These aren’t the only seats where backing off can make a big difference. You should step back in the likes of Wokingham (where John Redwood is facing the heat), Chelsea and Fulham (where Nicola Horlick has a chance) and Beaconsfield (where Dominic Grieve is standing).

The Lib Dems should pull back in places like Chingford (where Iain Duncan Smith is vulnerable), Wakefield (where Mary Creagh needs help) and South West Hertfordshire (where David Gauke could win).

Most voters want to stay in the EU. If we split the vote, Johnson will cruise to victory.

To boot out the Tories, we have to vote tactically for the candidates with the best chance of beating them. If you step back where you don’t stand a chance, that message will be heard loud and clear across the land.

Best wishes

Aylesbury for Europe
Banbury for Europe
Bath For Europe
Berkshire for Europe
Best for Doncaster
Bradford for Europe
Bremain in Spain
Bridgend for Europe
Brighton and Hove for EU
Brighton Hove for Europe
Bristol for Europe
Britain for Europe
British in France
Cardiff for Europe
Cheltenham for Europe
Chester for Europe
Chipping Norton for Europe
Colchester and North Essex for Europe
Colchester for Europe
Cotswolds for Europe
Coventry for Europe
Croydon for Europe
Devizes for EU
Devon for Europe
Dorset for Europe
East Herts for Europe
East Kent European Movement
East London Network Against Brexit
Eddisbury for Europe
Ely for Europe
Enfield for Europe
EU in Brum
EU in Walsall
EU in Warley
EUnity Lewes
European Movement 1066 Branch
European Movement Derbyshire
European Movement Eastbourne
European Movement Macclesfield & E.Cheshire
European Movement Mendip
European Movement Merseyside
European Movement Milton Keynes
Flintshire For Europe
Gibraltar for Europe
Glasgow Loves EU
Grantham For a People’s Vote
Greenwich for Europe
Gwent for Europe
Hampshire European Movement
Hampshire for Europe
Harrow and Hillingdon European Movement.
Havering for EU
Hemel Hempstead People’s Vote
Herefordshire for EU
Hope for Europe
Hull & East Yorkshire for Europe
Islington In Europe

Kirklees for Europe
Lancaster for Europe
Ledbury for Europe
Leeds for Europe
Lewisham East for Europe
Lincolnshire European Movement
Liverpool for Europe
Manchester for Europe
Mole Valley European Movement New Europeans (London)
New Forest for Europe
Norfolk for Europe
North East for Europe
North East Lincolnshire European Movement
North Hampshire for Europe
North Yorkshire for Europe
Northumberland Angels for Europe
Nottingham Peoples Vote
Open Britain Berkshire
Open Britain Mid Sussex
Open Britain Shrewsbury
Open Britain Sutton
Open Britain Thame
Oxford for Europe
People’s Vote Buckingham
Peoples Vote Witney and West Oxfordshire
Perth for Europe
Romsey Better In Europe
Seahaven Staying In
Selby for Europe
Sevenoaks Swanley Tonbridge in Europe
Sixteen Million Rising
Somerset LOVEs Europe
South & West Yorkshire for Europe
South Southwark for Europe
South West Surrey
Southampton for Europe
Stratford for Europe
Streatham for Europe
Stroud for Europe
Suffolk EU Alliance
SW London for Europe
Swansea for Europe
Swindon for Europe
Thornbury and Yate People’s Vote
Tunbridge Wells IN
Wales for Europe
Warrington for Europe
Watford for Europe
We Are For Europe
Weaver Vale for Europe
Welwyn Hatfield for Europe
Wessex for Europe
West Berkshire For Europe
West Dorset for Europe
West Lancashire for Europe
West Mercia European Movement
Women for a People’s Vote
Women for Europe
Worcestershire for Europe
Yes to Europe
York for Europe

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