Speaking at the Liberal Democrats South West of England and Gibraltar European Campaign launch in Bristol today, Liberal Democrat European Parliamentary spokesperson, Wera Hobhouse MP for Bath said:
"Vote Liberal Democrat: Stop Brexit. That's the clear message of the Lib Dem European election campaign in the South West and across the country. Looking at Thursday's amazing local council election results, that's clearly what many South West voters want. They know Brexit is a national embarrassment and an economic, social and environmental disaster.
"It's a real shame that Remain supporting parties did not unite in this election. It is clear voting Lib Dem on Thursday 23 May is the best way to stop Brexit. We are also the only Party giving a voice to Gibraltar in this election. Their very future is threatened by Brexit.
"We are delighted to have a powerful slate of candidates, led by former Reuter's journalist, freelance editor and successful social entrepreneur Caroline Voaden. It includes two former MPs Cheltenham's Martin Horwood and Bristol's Stephen Williams. Recently re-elected Councillor for East Devon Eleanor Rylance and Queens Award for Enterprise winner David Chalmers from North Devon are joined by Luke Stagnetto.
"Bristol University student Luke is both the South West's youngest candidate at 20 and the only one from Gibraltar," Wera added.