Search

Battle for Hornsey and Wood Green kicks off with vows to stop a hard Brexit

PUBLISHED: 15:39 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:51 04 May 2017

Catherine West MP

Catherine West MP

Archant

The struggle for the marginal parliamentary seat of Hornsey and Wood Green has kicked off – with Labour MP Catherine West and Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Dawn Barnes fighting over the key issue of Brexit.

Liberal Democrat candidate Dawn Barnes believes her party can offer a real alternative on Brexit. Liberal Democrat candidate Dawn Barnes believes her party can offer a real alternative on Brexit.

Hornsey and Wood Green secured the fourth highest remain group in the country, with 81.5 per cent of voters wishing to stay in the European Union.

Labour MP Catherine West ousted Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone with a majority of 11,058 in 2015.

Ms Barnes has claimed that as a Liberal Democrat, she can offer a real alternative, as her party will fight against a hard Brexit and to keep Britain in the single market.

She said: “This election is a huge opportunity for voters in Haringey to change the direction of our country and prevent a disastrous hard Brexit.

“For all those who want to protect our local economy by staying in the Single Market and ensure the people have the final say over what comes next, this is your chance.”

Labour MP Catherine West, however, has remained a staunch remainer, voting against triggering Brexit on February 8.

She said: “As a founder of the cross-party EU-UK All Parliamentary Party Group that looks at how Brexit will affect different sectors, I understand the importance of the EU. I voted and will continue to vote in the interests of my constituents and the national interest,”

She added: “The Liberal Democrats voted three different ways on Article 50, so their support is not in anyway unanimous on stopping Brexit.”

The Conservatives have yet to announce a candidate.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Fri, 12:50

A Hampstead school table tennis team is going for glory after getting through to the finals of the table tennis national school team championships.

Fri, 11:14

Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do

Fri, 10:15

The Friends of West Hampstead Library got a welcome anniversary gift when the councillor responsible for libraries told them further library closures would happen “over his dead body.”

Fri, 08:58

A six-year-old girl from West Hampstead has started her own campaign to cut down on plastic waste.

Thu, 18:18

Three schoolboys were robbed by two men with a knife in Swiss Cottage on Tuesday in the latest in a spate of muggings of young victims.

Thu, 15:10

A politician being chased out of Sicily by the mafia isn’t unheard of. However there’s not many politicians in Camden who have shared new Conservative leader Gio Spinella’s experience in Palermo.

Thu, 13:12

An 18-year-old man has been stabbed in an attack in West Hampstead.

Thu, 11:30

New housing benefit applicants in Camden are having to wait more than a month for their claims to be processed. This could lead to eviction and possible homelessness according to a leading housing charity.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do

Less is More, a group exhibition at the Daniel Raphael Gallery will feature emerging artists from England, Italy, France and the Czech Republic, from January 24 to February 16.

For people who suffer with feet problems, it is often difficult to find footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. There is a shop in the West End dedicated to changing that.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now