“The suspension of Patrick Haveron means I am now the only candidate able to beat Jeremy Hunt. This election has become a straight choice for the voters of South West Surrey: more austerity, more NHS cuts and chaos. Or an MP who is honest, independent and responsive to their needs, backed by a party that knows how to fund and fix the NHS, and will invest in housing and education, work to reform the EU and make MPs more accountable.
“Since the Liberal Democrats announced they no longer recognise Patrick Haveron’s candidacy, I have been receiving support from their members. I would urge all Liberal Democrats, and all voters in this constituency who care about the future of our NHS and the future of our country, to back me on May 7th”.
Lib Dem statement on suspension of Patrick Haveron: April 28, 2015 11:56 AM
Patrick Haveron has been suspended by the party pending the outcome of investigations into his nomination papers for the Waverley Borough Council election.
He has been suspended from the Liberal Democrats and no longer represents the Liberal Democrats in either election.
For background – as soon as the party was informed of the allegation in connection with his council nomination paper we immediately suspended Patrick.
However, because the nomination papers were accepted by the Returning Officer, he cannot be withdrawn from the ballot paper.
The Liberal Democrats no longer recognise his candidacy in either election.