9 May 2019
The Green Party, the Liberal Democrats, Change UK, and Renew have been working hard these last few days on a joint approach to the Peterborough by-election, recognising that we need to put the country's interests first, securing a People's Vote and remaining in the European Union.
We all agreed to stand down any candidates we might field in favour of a genuinely independent - pro People's Vote and pro Remain - candidate who had expressed an interest and intention to stand.
However, it has now become impossible for this to proceed. The Green Party are therefore standing a candidate who is pro remain, who is serious about tacking climate chaos, and who wants to work hard for the people of Peterborough. The Green Party will always put the country before party and explore options which might best benefit its strong call for a People’s Vote and remaining in the European Union.