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We have GoD on our side in the European Elections!

May 22, 2019 2:05 PM
By Greg Foster in

Perhaps not the one you were thinking of - but the ex-head of the Civil Service Gus O'Donnell is one of a big list of big names from across the political spectrum who are backing the Liberal Democrats tomorrow. Read their endorsements: 🔶🔶

1. Lord Heseltine, Tory peer

The former Deputy PM endorsed us in the Sunday Times.

2. Andrew MacKinlay, former Labour MP

Andrew was MP for Thurrock for 18 years and a Labour member for 52. But he endorsed us on Monday, slamming Labour's refusal to oppose this Brexit shambles.

3. Gus O'Donnell, former civil servant

Gus, former head of the civil service and cross-bench peer, wrote for the Times to endorse us. He was very clear - we're the biggest, strongest party of Remain and if you want to stop Brexit you need to vote Lib Dem.

Dick Newby@RichardNewby3

Delighted that Lord (Gus) O'Donnell joining Tory Peers Lords Heseltine and Cooper in voting @libdems tomorrow. GOD has devoted his life to public service and knows stopping is in our national interest
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4. Julie Girling, independent MEP

Writing for her blog, Julie said that we're the only party with the infrastructure to send MEPs to Brussels who'll make a difference. She agrees - a vote for the Lib Dems is the most effective way to win a People's Vote.

5. Matthew Parris, former MP and columnist

Speaking on Newsnight, he condemned the Tories' unceremoniously chucking of Michael Heseltine. Then, he endorsed us and urged Remainers to do the same:

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6. Michael Cashman, Labour peer

Lord Cashman's endorsement was succinct, so we'll let him do the talking for us:

Michael Cashman@mcashmanCBE

I think I've just resigned from the Labour party by declaring that I will support the Liberal Democrats in the European elections.

BONUS: Labour's lead MEP candidate in the South East

We're not sure it was perhaps as deliberate as the ones above, but Labour's lead candidate in the South East had this to say in a hustings - "if you want to stop Brexit, vote with your heart, vote Liberal Democrat"...

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Even Labour's own MEP candidates are admitting the truth: if you want to stop Brexit, vote your heart and vote Liberal Democrat this Thursday.
Vote for the strongest party of Remain >

The trend is clear - people from across the political spectrum are getting behind us. Vote to stop Brexit - vote Lib Dem tomorrow: