By voting for Zöe Franklin people in Guildford & Cranleigh can stop a Hard Brexit.

Zöe Franklin is the Liberal Democrat candidate to be Guildford and Cranleigh's next MP and you can vote for her in the snap General Election on 8th June.

Zöe grew up in Farnham and moved to Guildford eighteen years ago. Since then she's always been a champion for local people, has constantly been involved in working in the community and was a Guildford borough councillor for seven years. She's a school parent governor and lives in Guildford with her husband and two children.

Three reasons to vote for Zöe on 8th June:

1) Stop Hard Brexit

Liberal Democrats respect the outcome of the June 2016 referendum but believe Britain's best chance to succeed is within the EU. The government's extreme plan for a Hard Brexit is divisive and not what people voted for. It is putting jobs at risk and driving up prices.

We want the British people to have a final say on any Brexit deal in a referendum with the option to reject the deal and stay in the EU. As MP, Zöe will stand up for the majority of people in Guildford constituency who oppose a Hard Brexit and will fight for their views in parliament.

2) Protect our schools

Education is at the heart of what Liberal Democrats stand for. It is the key to freedom and opportunity, and a vital part of creating the fairer society our Party seeks to build.

Right now our schools are threatened by average cuts of more than £300 per pupil. Zöe is fighting to defend local schools and the Liberal Democrats are committed to protecting education funding and ensuring every child gets the support they need.

3) Invest in the NHS and Social Care

Our NHS is in crisis and our social care system is collapsing. Stroke services are already set to be taken away from the Royal Surrey County Hospital and things will only get worse.

The Liberal Democrats are calling for emergency investment in health and care services and for a cross-party commission to develop a long-term funding settlement which will preserve our health care system for future generations.

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    Every Liberal Democrat vote and every Liberal Democrat MP elected is a challenge to Theresa May's Hard Brexit agenda. In the next parliament we will fight to stop a disastrous Hard Brexit, keep Britain in the Single Market and make sure people have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum with remain as an option.

  • Zoe Franklin standing on Guildford High Street
    Article: Apr 21, 2017

    People in Guildford should vote for the Liberal Democrats to prevent a hard Brexit and protect the local economy, the party's local candidate has said today.

    The Prime Minister today called a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June.

    The Liberal Democrats are standing on a clear platform to prevent a hard Brexit by staying in the Single Market, and to give the British people the final say on the Brexit deal through a referendum.

    Zöe Franklin, Liberal Democrat candidate for Guildford commented:

    "This election is a huge opportunity for voters in Guildford to change the direction of our country and prevent a disastrous hard Brexit. Last year people in Guildford voted decisively to remain in the EU, and certainly did not vote for the extreme form of Brexit that Theresa May has imposed on us after being backed by Labour.

    But this isn't just about Brexit. Right now our social care system is collapsing because of government policies, the NHS is on the brink and our schools face average budget cuts of £300 per pupil. While the government is cutting taxes for big businesses it is taking an axe to our social safety net for the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.

    "As the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate I know that the Liberal Democrats can deliver a fairer more positive future for everyone in Guildford. I am also committed to the Liberal Democrats' opposition to a hard Brexit and it is a responsibility I take very seriously.

    "I'm calling on everyone who shares our vision of an open, tolerant and united Britain to join the Liberal Democrats in the fight ahead."

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    Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: "This shows it's not too late to prevent a divisive, hard Brexit.

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