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Nottingham Lib Dems announce new generation of candidates to stand in by-elections

October 4, 2017 12:41 PM

Nottingham Lib Dems announce new generation of candidates to stand in by-elections

Nottingham Lib Dems have announced a set of candidates who represent a new generation in the local party - all are under 35 and two have never been candidates before.

Change Nottingham's future, for everyone.

Rebecca Procter is 18 and joined the Liberal Democrats this year, having left the Labour Party in 2015. Rebecca is standing in Basford Ward. "I feel that the Labour Party has taken people for granted in recent years. Their large majority doesn't help the people in the wards they serve. Basford deserves a voice that isn't afraid to be critical when it needs to be. I'm not afraid of being that voice. I want to be a voice for people no matter their personal needs or circumstances; I'm a student with learning difficulties so I'm well aware that sometimes systems aren't designed with everyone in mind. I will speak up for anyone who feels the council doesn't work for them."

Callum Southern is 21 and was a candidate once before in 2015's local elections. He is Chair of East Midlands Young Liberals and is standing in Bulwell Forest ward.

"This campaign is incredibly important to me because this is where I grew up, I went to school in Top Valley, and its where my family lives. I know the needs of the area all too well. I just wish the current Labour Party would listen to the young people of this area more closely. Rise Park, Top Valley and Bulwell are neglected areas of our great City, I will champion the needs of our ward."

Christina Morgan-Danvers is 34 and joined the Liberal Democrats earlier this year. She is standing in Bestwood Ward and says it's time for some new people to sit on Nottingham City Council.

"The same people have been running our city for too long a time. The good thing about being a Liberal Democrat is that our party is about people. I joined earlier this year and already I've met with the new leader Sir Vince Cable, worked on local and Westminster campaigns and now I'm standing as a candidate. Labour seem to like people to all conform; and they like to tell us what to do a little too much in Nottingham. As a liberal, I believe in celebrating the differences we have and using those differences as an asset to our city. Let's make everyone feel included. In Government, the Liberal Democrats introduced equal marriage - something I have personally benefitted from. I want to help everyone feel included in our city"

Contact: Christina@NottinghamLibDems.org.uk / Callum@NottinghamLibDems.org.uk / Rebecca@NottinghamLibDems.org.uk

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