At a packed meeting in Farncombe on 6th May 2017, organised by SW Surrey Compass group it was overwhelmingly agreed that there should be one progressive alliance candidate for SW Surrey in the coming general election, in order to have the best chance of unseating Jeremy Hunt. The meeting was attended by people from the 4 progressive parties: Liberal Democrats, Labour Party, Greens and National Health Action Party, as well as many non party aligned people.
The meeting overwhelming supported Dr Louise Irvine of the National Health Action Party to be the candidate.
The Green Party has declared they would stand down in favour of Louise as a progressive alliance candidate. Local Labour Party members and several Liberal Democrat members have said they will campaign for Louise as part of that alliance. It is now hoped that the Liberal Democat and Labour Parties nationally will agree to withdraw their candidates so there is just one candidate.
The local SW Surrey Labour Party has already been in the news over this issue:
Read about Louise here.