Lib Dems set sights on winning new parliamentary seat of Hinckley and Bosworth

24 May 2024

A soaking wet Rishi Sunak has called a general election and fired the starting gun in an election that will see people voting in a new local parliamentary constituency.

The old Bosworth constituency is being abolished and a new seat of Hinckley and Bosworth will be fought in the general election 

In the new Hinckley and Bosworth seat, the BBC, Sky News and ITV have all co-operated with two of the country’s leading academics on voting behaviour Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. They have analysed the new boundaries and estimated how the new seats would have voted at the last election on their new boundaries. Their belief is that the Liberal Democrats will be starting in second place to the Conservatives in the new Hinckley and Bosworth constituency.

Standing for the Liberal Democrats will be long serving Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney. Michael has regularly secured the highest Liberal Democrat vote in the East Midlands region.

Michael said “My top priorities are to fight for the quality public services people in Hinckley and Bosworth need and deserve. For too long our area has been neglected by the Conservatives. Our schools, health service and police all urgently need improved funding and I will fight for this as the local MP.

“Our current Tory MP loyally votes with the government virtually all the time. In contrast I would be an independent minded MP who would put the needs of local residents above the demands of party bosses. People are having to wait far too long to see GPs, face long waits for operations, long waits in A and E. 

“People are crying out for a change from this incompetent, divided, failed Tory government. The good news is that here in the new Hinckley and Bosworth they can get change from it with the Liberal Democrats. In the local elections of May 2023 the Lib Dems won the election locally in the new Hinckley and Bosworth with 47% of the vote, to Conservatives 35% and Labour 11%. In the recent Police Crime Commissioner election the Hinckley and Bosworth vote was 37% Conservative, 34% Lib Dem and 23% Labour. Clearly it’s the Lib Dems who are best placed here to mobilise a big enough vote to beat the Tories. In the last few years the new Hinckley and Bosworth constituency has regularly recorded one of the highest Liberal Democrat votes in the country.

“After so many years of Conservative governments and Conservative MPs we can finally get a change locally. If people want a change of direction locally I would urge them to vote Liberal Democrat to get an MP who will fight tirelessly for local residents and their services”

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