Clive Jones to step down from WBC to concentrate on the general election campaign

3 Mar 2024
Clive on Westminster bridge with the Elizabeth Tower behind him

Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Wokingham, will not be standing for re-election to Wokingham Borough Council in the local election on 2 May 2024. Instead, he will be concentrating all his efforts on his campaign to be elected as the first Liberal Democrat MP for Wokingham in the next general election.

Lots of residents in Wokingham are supporting Clive Jones’s campaign to be Wokingham’s first ever Liberal Democrat MP.

Clive Jones, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Wokingham, said: “Many lifelong Conservatives tell me they can’t support the Conservative party anymore. The party that has given them Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. They tell me they’ll support me to ensure the Conservatives don’t win again here in Wokingham.

“I’m also grateful to the many Labour supporters in Wokingham who are going to support me at the General Election.

“The call I hear time and time again from so many voters is that there has to be change and that they believe the Lib Dems are best placed to ensure there is change in Wokingham.

“I will be forever grateful to the residents who voted for me to represent them as a borough councillor. However, I have decided that to allow me to concentrate even more on trying to win the General Election so that I can deliver the change Wokingham residents are calling for, I am not going to seek re-election as a Borough Councillor in May.

 

 

“Many people are telling me how important it is for them to have a full-time champion for the NHS as their MP and someone who will work tirelessly to help deliver a brand-new hospital.

“They want someone who will challenge water companies to clean up our rivers and fix leaking pipes. It’s also essential to them that they have an MP who will work to get Parliament to deal with the cost-of-living crisis”

Stephen Conway, the Liberal Democrat Leader of Wokingham Borough Council said,

“‘Clive has been an excellent borough councillor and led the council with distinction in 2022/23. I strongly support his decision to stand down as a councillor and focus on winning the parliamentary seat. The same qualities that made him a great councillor will make him a great MP. He will work hard for Wokingham and make sure our residents voices are heard.”