Tonbridge Lib Dem candidate calls for ‘essential’ People’s Vote
by Andy Tong | 14th February 2019
THE Liberal Democrats have chosen Richard Morris as their new prospective Parliamentary candidate for the Tonbridge & Malling constituency.
Mr Morris, who has two daughters, has lived in Edenbridge for 33 years.
He has been chief executive of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London and chairman of the Yehudi Menuhin School.
He has also been involved with former local station Invicta Radio and Kent Music, which provides music services to state-schools.
Mr Morris is on the national executive of the European Movement and said: “I believe the UK’s future relationship with Europe is the paramount political issue of current times and has major implications in every area of policy.
“The Lib Dems’ policy on Europe is a rare example of clear yellow sunshine streaming between us and both major parties.
“Most polls indicate that the current will of the people favours our policy. A further referendum or People’s Vote is essential.”
He added: “It will differ fundamentally from the 2016 referendum in that it will offer the electorate a choice between real options – the existing terms of EU membership and the best exit deal (or no-deal) the government will have been able to secure – rather than a range of idealised and -misrepresented possible Leave outcomes.”
The previous incumbent was Keith Miller, who moved down from Stafford to contest the 2017 election, having run in the Potteries town in 2015.
He gained 6.7 per cent of the vote, which was a fall of 0.2 per cent on two years earlier.