THE Liberal Democrats have announced that their candidate for Wokingham will be one of its newest MPs, Dr Phillip Lee. It sets up a Leave v Remain contest against the incumbent, Sir John Redwood.
Sir Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrats deputy leader, announced the news to a packed meeting of Wokingham party members held at the Hilton St Anne’s Manor hotel in London Road.
The seat is one that polling by ComRes suggests could switch to the Lib Dems.
A projection suggests that the party would have a 37% vote share, compared to 33% for the Conservatives and 14% for Labour.
However, it also lists the Brexit party as 9% – the party is unlikely to field a candidate in Wokingham constituency as Sir John Redwood is a committed Leaver.
The Green party polls with 7% of the vote according to the figures compiled on September 19.
Wokingham borough has four MPs: its boundaries include parts of Theresa May’s Maidenhead constituency, parts of the Bracknell parliamentary constituency, parts of Reading East and Wokingham.
The Wokingham parliamentary constituency includes parts of West Berkshire.