Laura Coyle has been announced as the Lib Dem candidate for Henley & Thame and is confident of winning the seat from Conservative John Howell.
Earlier this year, the Lib Dems became the first party other than the Conservative to win an election across the Henley constituency since 1910 – over a hundred years – when they received 37% of the vote with the Brexit Party 2nd on 29%.
Laura lives near Goring and works as a housing solicitor in Oxford, providing advice and legal representation to tenants and homeless people, primarily through legal aid. Housing is Laura’s abiding passion and she believes that access to good quality housing is fundamental to social justice and human dignity.
Laura is an internationalist and passionately pro-European and pro-Commonwealth. Laura says “I’m backing the People’s Vote campaign to give people a say on the Brexit deal with the option to Remain. If people don’t want the Conservatives’ Brexit deal, they have every right to reject it and keep the deal we already have with our European neighbours. If Boris Johnson wants to push for a No-Deal Brexit, he will have to put it to the people, as there is no mandate for it. In the EU referendum, voters were specifically told that there would be a deal.”