Philip Smith selected by Lib Dems to fight Ashfield

Ashfield candidate Philip Smith with Lib Dem MP Tim Farron

Following Jason Zadrozny pulling out as the Lib Dem candidate in the hyper-marginal Ashfield seat, local councillor Philip Smith has now been selected to replace him:

Philip Smith, (52), was formerly Executive Deputy Mayor of Mansfield and has been a member of Ashfield and Mansfield Liberal Democrats for over 25 years.

The father-of-two has been a Magistrate for well over 10 years and one of his priorities will be the fight for a safer Ashfield and Eastwood. Outside of politics, Phil runs a business in Stanton Hill in the heart of the Constituency. He is a former banking IT analyst.

Philip said, “I am delighted to have been selected to fight what is a key seat for the Liberal Democrats. They have a wonderful team that have I have seen grow from just a few dozen at the General Election in 2010 to now over 500. At the last General Election, we were only 192 votes away from winning and we fully intend to finish the job this time. We will finish the job in May and give Ashfield and Eastwood the MP they deserve.”

Good luck Philip.

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