MP ‘de­lighted to put my­self for­ward’

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Ash­ford MP Damian Green (Con) says the Gen­eral Elec­tion of­fers a “one-off chance” to strengthen the UK’s hand in its Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions.

The Work and Pen­sions Sec­re­tary said that with vi­tal talks com­ing up with the EU, it was im­por­tant to give the Prime Min­is­ter a strong man­date.

“With the vi­tal Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions com­ing up, ev­ery vote cast for Theresa May and the Con­serv- atives will strengthen our hand. We have a one-off chance to hold an elec­tion while the EU agrees its ne­go­ti­at­ing po­si­tion,” he said.

“I am de­lighted by the chance to put my­self for­ward again to be the Con­ser­va­tive can­di­date for Ash­ford.

“At a time when the area is en­joy­ing strong eco­nomic growth and the de­vel­op­ment of new ed­u­ca­tion, trans­port and leisure fa­cil­i­ties, it is more im­por-

Theresa May has gam­bled that the British vot­ers will give her the en­dorse­ment she says she needs to get the best deal for the UK from leav­ing the EU

tant than ever that we have a strong and sta­ble govern­ment.”

He added that the choice was be­tween “strong govern­ment led by Theresa May, which I will be proud to sup­port, or a weak and un­sta­ble coali­tion led by Jeremy Cor­byn, propped up by Ni­cola Stur­geon and the Lib­eral Democrats.”

Mr Green won his seat in 2015 with a 19,296 ma­jor­ity – one of the largest in the county.

CAN­DI­DATE: Damian Green

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