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Dragon Interview: Anne Rouse, Labour Parliamentary Candidate

Published on: 22 Nov, 2019
Updated on: 24 Nov, 2019

Anne Rouse

In the fourth of a series of longer interviews with the five candidates standing to be the MP for Guildford, Martin Giles interviews the Labour Candidate Anne Rouse.

She claims that the Labour party will be a very attractive voice for Guildford voters. She commends those who are making a nuisance of themselves to demand more action on the climate emergency and supports subsidising public transport to reduce car use.

A Remainer, Ms Rouse defends her party’s policy on Brexit, supports free movement and was concerned by the lack of ethnic diversity in Guildford when she moved here thirty years ago. To meet house building targets under the Local Plan, she is not against developing green belt land, some of which, she says, looks more like brownfield.

  • Tomorrow (November 23) Martin Giles interviews Angela Richardson the Conservative candidate.
  • To see more parliamentary candidate interviews click here.

This is the first time Ms Rouse has stood as a parliamentary candidate. She stood unsuccessfully as a borough council candidate for Stoughton in May.

This is the list of all candidates standing in Guildford:


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Responses to Dragon Interview: Anne Rouse, Labour Parliamentary Candidate

  1. Julian Cranwell Reply

    November 23, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Any candidate who is pro-green belt development in Guildford doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell. Do they feel nothing of public sentiment?

    However, at least Anne Rouse is being honest, unlike the Lib Dems and Tories, who have declared a climate emergency, while presiding over the destruction of our environment, through their support of the Local Plan.

  2. Mark Bray-Parry Reply

    November 23, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    In reply to Julian, Guildford Borough Council residents in the east of the borough who fall inside the Mole Valley constituency, some of whom are resident in Tillingbourne ward where Diana Jones represents the Green Party, will still have a Green Party parliamentary candidate in Lisa Scott-Conte to support. She has a history of fighting to defend the green belt.

    For others in Guildford, all candidates will have to make the case that they are the best candidate to protect the green belt and take action on the climate emergency. For some, that will inevitably include being accountable to local and national policies, as well as their manifestos.

    Mark Bray-Parry withdrew as the Green Party’s Parliamentary candidate for Guildford as directed by his party

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