Rhonda Evans, Chair of Twickenham Labour Party, said she was delighted to hear that the local Liberal and Green Parties were proposing an electoral pact in the face of the renewed and revitalised local Labour Party, as it showed that they were already running scared.
Speaking at a local Labour Party meeting Rhonda observed:
The rumours that the local Liberals and Green Party have formed a pact just shows that they realise they are no longer a credible opposition to the Conservatives.
They have given up any idea they can win on their own.
The Liberals spent five years in coalition with the Tories, they will make a deal with anyone, they don’t let principles get in their way.
The Labour Party is attracting new members every day. Labour is the only Party that opposes the austerity measures that the Tories and Liberals introduced during the 2010/15 coalition.
Only Labour will give the money that Local Government needs.
Only Labour Councillors will take up the issues that have been so long neglected in Twickenham.
When the Richmond Park Greens refused to stand a candidate in the 2016 Parliamentary By-election, their supporters were disgusted. Electoral pacts rarely work; many of their supporters and activists decided to join Labour and when they continued with the pact in 2017 they lost.
Voters want a Party that stands for something. Labour will be fighting to win in every ward, in every seat in next year’s elections.
In the General Election, Labour won in Canterbury, in Bristol and in Kensington and Chelsea; no wonder they are worried!