Liberal Democrat members in Lewes have selected Kelly-Marie Blundell as their Prospective Parliamentary candidate in the constituency which was represented by Norman Baker until 2015.
Kelly-Marie Blundell said,
I am really proud to have been selected. It would be a huge honour to represent this truly beautiful area.
I am looking forward to working with our excellent local councillors and delivering for the people of Lewes, Newhaven, Polegate and Seaford.
Nationally the country is in crisis. Both the Conservatives and Labour are focused entirely on in-fighting while the economy worsens, threatening jobs, public services and our efforts to build the houses Britain so badly needs.
The Liberal Democrats are well placed to fight a general election whenever it is held and I am raring to build on our local tradition of delivering for local people. Since the referendum we have signed more than 17,500 new members nationally including a large number in the Lewes seat.
Only the Liberal Democrats are an open, optimistic and united party committed to spreading opportunity for the next generation and focus on rebuilding the British economy to protect jobs and services.
Former Lewes Liberal Democrat MP, Norman Baker said:
I am delighted that a candidate with the depth and commitment of Kelly-Marie has been chosen to fight the Lewes sea for the Lib Dems. Every day I meet people who tell me they again want an MP who will be effective in Parliament and will respond properly to casework. Kelly-Marie is that person. They don’t have one at the moment.
And every day people who voted Labour or Green in 2015 tell me how bitterly they regret their vote: it was like drinking champagne on election day and then getting a five-year hangover. The sooner we have an election to return another Lib Dem MP, the better.
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