General Election 2019: Meet the Twickenham candidates

By Alice Fuller and Kate Dennett
November 14 2019, 16.49

The Liberal Democrats won the seat back from Conservatives in the 2017 election with a 14.7 per cent majority and 34,969 votes. 

Former Lib Dem party leader Sir Vincent Cable is stepping down after holding the constituency for 20 of the last 22 years.

The constituency voted 66.68 per cent to remain in the EU Referendum. 

The Green Party candidate Richard Bennett has stepped down in the constituency as part of the pact ‘Unite to Remain’.

Isobel Grant (Conservative) 

Isobel Grant is a civil engineer by trade living in West London. She is a former Ealing councillor who fought Ealing North in 2017 and Bristol South in 2015.

Her plans to “build a better Twickenham” hope to give police powers to make the community safe and make use of the proposed rail route Crossrail 2 to fix overcrowding and infrequent service. 

She supports Crossrail’s plan to back 200,000 jobs and create 200,000 new homes. 

As an engineer she worked on infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics, Crossrail and Heathrow Terminal 5. 

Isobel said: “Twenty years ago, I was given an incredible opportunity: a job in the career that I love.”

The Telegraph named her in their ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’ this year.

Twitter: @isogrant

Ranjeev Walia (Labour)

Lifelong Twickenham resident Ranjeev Walia was a school governor and community centre trustee. 

He was a Heathfield council candidate in 2018, when Labour beat the Tories into third place. 

Passionate about closing the gender pay gap, he said he is campaigning for a fairer society after years of austerity.

He said: “This is a once in a generation chance to deliver real change that Britain needs.”

Twitter: @Ranj4Twickenham

Munira Wilson (Liberal Democrat)

Munira Wilson lives in Whitton with her husband and young children.

Formerly a councillor in West Twickenham, Munira has been a resident in the area for 14 years. 

She works for a global science and technology company and has said she is dedicated to fighting Brexit and the climate emergency. 

Munira is also campaigning for fairer school funding and better mental health services for young people.

She said: “I would also like to pay tribute to my predecessor, Vince Cable, who for the last twenty years has been an outstanding MP for our area and been a towering figure nationally.

“It is an honour to be the candidate for the constituency he has served so well, and I look forward to building on his legacy.”

Twitter: @munirawilson

Stuart Wells (Brexit Party)

Twitter: @brexitparty_uk

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