Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Wokingham, is leaving the Borough Council executive to concentrate on campaigning to win the general election in 2024. He has a real opportunity to oust John Redwood and become the first Lib Dem MP for Wokingham.
At the Wokingham Borough Council meeting on 16 November, Clive Jones announced that he would be stepping down as Executive member for Business and Economic Development, a role he has held for 19 months. In May 2023 he handed over leadership of the council to Stephen Conway to concentrate on his role as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Wokingham.
The general election could be as early as May 2024 and the Liberal Democrats have a real opportunity to win. Clive is taking this step to ensure he can commit most of his time to meeting as many residents as possible, and campaigning on the important issues they raise. The people of Wokingham deserve a full time MP dedicated to working for them, rather than an MP who spends his time working in lucrative roles outside of Parliament.
Residents are telling the Lib Dem campaign team that they can no longer support the Conservative government, who have trashed our economy and demolished public trust in government.
Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Wokingham said,
"The time is right for me to fully commit to beating John Redwood. This government is responsible for an appalling cost-of-living crisis, destroying the NHS and wrecking our environment. Every day, residents are telling me that we need a change. Labour supporters are telling me they will lend me their vote so the Lib Dems can win.
“The infighting over the last few days only serves to demonstrate further that the Conservatives are no longer fit to be running the government.
“As the first ever Lib Dem MP for Wokingham, I will work hard for all our residents to ensure a fair deal for Wokingham.”