Name: Sarah Olney
Party: Liberal Democrat
Constituency: Richmond Park
Previous election history: None
Biography: Sarah works locally as an accountant at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington. Sarah lives locally in North Kingston with her husband Ben, and their two children. Sarah is part of a Liberal Democrat team with a 20-year record of campaigning for Richmond Park and North Kingston on issues like Heathrow.
She says: “Standing to be an MP is not something I’d ever planned to do.
But this Conservative Brexit Government is taking the country in the wrong direction.
The Government is pushing for a hard Brexit that will damage our economy and make our country more divided and intolerant.
I want my children to grow up in a country that s positive about the world beyond the UK. A country that works with its neighbours to tackle the challenges we face.
We need to move away from the kind of politics we’re seeing in this country – where politicians treat it like one big game.
This by-election is your unique opportunity to send a message to the people who run this country – on Brexit, on their betrayal over Heathrow and on our NHS.
A vote for me and the Liberal Democrats is a positive vote for a fresh voice to change politics for the better – and stand up to this Conservative Brexit Government.”