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By September 20, 2019 No Comments

Pursuant to our press conference this morning, we have issued the following press statement:

On Monday Fabian Picardo, Leader of the GSLP/Liberal Alliance called a General Election for the Gibraltar Parliament for Thursday 17th October 2019.

The GSLP/Liberals will work hard to persuade the people of Gibraltar that they are the RIGHT choice for the people of Gibraltar.

Mr Picardo explained on Monday that “now is not the time for novices or has-beens. Now is not the time for political experiments nor political spent forces. Now, more than ever, it is time for the proven. For the successful. For the tried and tested… I sincerely believe that there has never been a moment in our history where the choice of this community’s political leadership has been more important.”

Hon Dr Joseph Garcia, the Leader of the Liberal Party, said: “People cannot forget that this election is about choosing the best people to manage the challenges facing Gibraltar and the principle challenge we face is Brexit.  We are the people with the experience and the established relationships to deal with Brexit.  Additionally, our record in government is second to none.  Gibraltarians know that the GSLP/Liberals are the best option for the future.”

As part of the process of making that choice, the GSLP/Liberals are now fully focused on preparing for the election, gathering a new winning team for Gibraltar and creating a programme of commitments capturing our vision for the best Gibraltar we can be.

The GSLP/Liberals therefore wish to remind its members and the public at large of the key dates in this election cycle for the General Election.

Tuesday 19 September 2019

As from 09.00 on Thursday 19th September, prospective candidates wishing to be considered for selection to the GSLP slate for the General Election may register at the GSLP’s offices at Watergardens.

Sunday 22 September 2019

Candidates wishing to sign up for selection have until 17.00hrs to do so, after which point registration will close

Monday 23 September 2019

The process of selection begins – prospective candidates will be interviewed by the Executive Committee of the GSLP from 20.00hrs, Monday 23rd September 2019

Tuesday 24 September 2019

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the GSLP will be held on Tuesday 24th September 2019 at which the seven candidates selected to run for the GSLP/Liberal Alliance will be confirmed

The Execuive Committee of the Liberal Party will choose the three candidates that will be selected to run as the Liberal candidates in the GSLP/Liberal Alliance.

Wednesday 25 September 2019

GSLP/Liberal Alliance candidates will sign on in Parliament at 11.00hrs.

Tuesday 1 October 2019

As we enter election month, the GSLP/Liberals will host their General Election Public Meeting.  All members of the public are welcome.