Simon Hughes set to restand for Parliament

Simon Hughes, the very popular former Lib Dem MP who now works for the Open University and twice turned down the offer of a peerage, will be standing again for Bermondsey and Old Southwark in the event of an early general election.

A meeting of party members met in Southwark to discuss what they would do if the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, decided to call a vote in the next nine months.

Sir Simon was the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark for 32 years, losing his seat to Labour’s Neil Coyle in 2015 [Southwark News]

Excellent news for many reasons, and perhaps best expressed through this letter from a constituent of his before the last election:

Simon Hughes leaflet - how Simon Hughes saved my life

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