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Chesterfield Lib Dem candidate says leaving the EU "will leave us poorer"

Chesterfield's Liberal Democrat election candidate, Emily Coy has backed her party's stance to remain in the EU, if they get into power.

"Our Brexit stance hasn't changed. For over three years we've campaigned to remain in the EU. We want to remain in the EU because it is better for Britain. Leaving the EU will leave us poorer, whatever form Brexit takes.

She also says her party plans to fight climate change, improve mental health services and provide free childcare for working parents if they win the election: "We want to create a fairer economy by giving working parents free childcare for children over nine months. 

"We also want to fight the climate emergency by introducing a suite of legally binding targets. 

"We believe that we need to transform mental health services to make mental health have the same importance of physical health services, because mental health can be just as debilitating as physical health."

Emily also told Peak FM she believes it is important to attract regeneration funding to the area: "If I was elected as MP for Chesterfield, what is really important for me is that we get as much funding as we can into the town so that we can regenerate this town. 

"We want it to be a place that people want to live in, to invest in and also for people to visit."

Peak FM are featuring all the candidates standing in Chesterfield on-air and online throughout this week, including representatives from the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Green and Brexit parties, along with one independent candidate. 

Below is a full list of candidates standing in the upcoming election in the Chesterfield constituency:

  • Emily Coy (Liberal Democrat)

  • John Noneoftheabove Daramy (Independent)

  • Leigh Higgins (Conservative)

  • Neil Jackson (Green)

  • Toby Perkins (Labour)

  • John Scotting (Brexit)

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