General Election 2019 – Meet The Candidates for Runnymede & Weybridge

General Election - Meet The Candidates for Runnymede & Weybridge

General Election 2019

Meet the Election Candidates for Runnymede & Weybridge

There will be a new MP for Runnymede & Weybridge, following the decision by Philip Hammond to not stand, after having been the Conservative MP for 22 years. The former MP and Chancellor lost the Conservative Whip due to his concerns about a potential No-Deal Brexit.

Candidates participating in this event include:
Rob O’Carroll – Liberal Democrat
Robert King – Labour
Dr Ben Spencer – Conservative
Lorna Rowland – Independent
Benjamin Smith – Green

Where & When

Thursday 28th November 2019, 7pm – 9pm

The College Chapel, St George’s College
Weybridge Road,
Addlestone,
Surrey KT15 2QS

See map below

Chapel at St George's College Weybridge Road Addlestone Runnymede

Local Election – Information

Whether you are able to make it to this event or not, the following Twitter accounts can give you access to some of the key opinions of your candidates and the outgoing MP:

Philip Hammond on Twitter: @PhilipHammondUK

Rob OCarroll on Twitter: @RobOCarroll1

Robert King on Twitter: @robertk16

Ben Spencer on Twitter: @DrBenSpencer

Robert King on Twitter: @LornaRowland

Benjamin Smith on Twitter: @bsmithgreens

Chapel at St George's College Weybridge Road Addlestone Runnymede

Independent Fact Checking

There have been concerns about the truth of statements and manifestos. To help you evaluate whether or not you are being mis-led, it is worth taking a look at this Independent Fact Checking website: fullfact.org/election-2019/

This #GE2019 we are calling on all candidates to participate in a respectful campaign. We encourage them to share this strong, positive message of kindness and #moreincommon.

Lets Have Reasoned & Constructive Debate

Brexit has been something which has split friends and families, but somehow we need to come together for the common good.

People give their lives to have democracy in their country. That can only work well when debate and differences of opinion can be expressed without the fear of hostility, intimidation and threats.

Let’s try to be respectful and consider the views of others, maybe they are right? And if they are not, hurling insults isn’t going to help. Maybe reasoned explanations and referrals to independent fact-checking sites like fullfact.org may persuade them. Otherwise agree to disagree.

We all think of loyalty as a good quality, but it can also create inflexibilty and intransigence in the face of alternative ideas which have their merits, whilst people you feel you should be loyal to no longer deserve to be supported.

This is demonstrated by the situation in USA where there is compelling evidence of Donald Trump’s corruption, yet people from his own party feel the need to support him out of ‘loyalty for the party’.

This #GE2019 we are calling on all candidates to participate in a respectful campaign. We encourage them to share this strong, positive message of kindness and #moreincommon.

Register To Vote

Your Vote Matters
Register by 11:59pm on 26 November 2019 to vote in the General Election on 12 December.

If you want to apply to vote by post in England, Scotland or Wales, register before 5pm on 26 November.

If you’re going to be abroad on election day, you can apply to vote by proxy after you’ve registered.

Student Registrations
If you’re a student, you can register at both your university and home address. You can only vote once.

Resignation Letter

The resignation letter of former Runnymede & Weybridge MP Philip Hammond is shown below.

Philip Hammond Conservative MP Resignation letter
Philip Hammond, MP for Runnymede & Weybridge has announced that he will not be standing in the December General Election

Map For 28th November Hustings

Thursday 28th November 2019, 7pm – 9pm

The College Chapel, St George’s College
Weybridge Road,
Addlestone,
Surrey KT15 2QS

See map below

 

St George's College

Weybridge Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2QS
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many local events and activities are suspended or cancelled. Since this can change on a daily basis, please check with the organisers for the current status.

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