Labour officially gives up on winning Woking 

11 Dec 2023
Labour give up on Woking
  • Labour classes local constituency as a “non-battleground” for the party ahead of the next General Election 

  • Liberal Democrat candidate declares next election a “two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and a desperately out of touch Conservative Party” 

In a recent communication to its members, the Labour Party has announced it will not seriously contest the constituency of Woking at the next election.  

The Labour Party even called the constituency a “non battleground seat”, as they began to select their election candidate.  

At the last General Election, the Lib Dems finished second place to the Conservative Party.  The news from Labour means it will again be a fight between the Lib Dems and Conservative Party. 

The Lib Dems took control of Woking Borough Council last year having won 7 out of 10 seats that were up for election.  Earlier this year, the Lib Dems won 8 out of 10 seats in the May 2023 elections, whereas the Conservatives have not won a single seat in Woking for the last two years. 

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Woking, Councillor Will Forster, said:  

“This constituency will be a two-horse race between the Lib Dems and a desperately out of touch Conservative Party.” 

“With our local health services at breaking point, local rivers being destroyed by sewage and hardly any local crimes being solved, people have told me it's time for change.” 

“Even Labour have now admitted they cannot win here.  The Lib Dems are on a winning streak locally, as people send this Government a message.” 

“The Conservative Party is too busy fighting amongst themselves to govern this country.  They are taking people here for granted and failing to deliver for our communities.” 

“Enough is enough.  It is time we had a local champion who can deliver the change we so desperately need in Woking.”