The Green Party will not stand in the general election in Thornbury and Yate to provide the Liberal Democrats with a better opportunity of winning the constituency.

The Green Party has agreed to step aside for the Liberal Democrats as part of the Unite to Remain agreement.

The Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Plaid Cymru all came to the decision to step aside for one another's pro-remain candidates in 60 seats across England and Wales.

Across the country the Liberal Democrats will stand aside in 13 constituencies so that there is a clear pro-Remain candidate.

In turn, in 43 constituencies other parties will stand aside for a Liberal Democrat candidate.

That means that Claire Young will be running against Conservative incumbent Luke Hall and Labour's Rob Logan.

Welcoming today's announcement, Liberal Dem Claire Young said: “This is an exciting day for all those in Thornbury & Yate who are committed to stopping Brexit.

“I am thankful to the local Green Party for helping us reach this historic agreement.

“It is clear that the Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain in Thornbury & Yate, as well as hundreds of other seats across the country.

“A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit, so that we can invest the £50bn remain bonus in our public services and build a brighter future.”