Ben Nutland has been selected as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Bristol South.
Mr Nutland said of his selection:
“It is an honour to lead the local Liberal Democrat team into this crucial election. Knocking on doors I am struck by the number of people who have told me how badly they believe our area has been served in the past and the total collapse of the Labour party”.
“I am well aware that Bristol South does have its challenges. As such, my three campaign priorities will be to bring better jobs and skills training to the area, provide more school places for local families and protect local health services.
“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.
Ben continued with a strong case for growing the national support of the Lib Dems:
“The Conservatives have destroyed their reputation for economic competence, with market confidence plummeting, putting Bristol jobs at risk. Their vicious cuts to local government are putting a strain on our community services. Labour has given up even trying to speak to the British people, and is engaged in a vicious fight with itself.
“Only the Liberal Democrats are an open, optimistic and united party committed to spreading opportunity for all those in society and the next generation with added focus on re-building the British economy to protect jobs and services.”
Our NHS is in a dire state despite the excellent work of its dedicated staff, while schools in our city face £33m cuts by 2019 and the loss of hundreds of teachers because of the Conservatives. If elected I will fight to make sure that Bristol South receives the representation it deserves.
Ben is the Director of local export company and when not knocking on doors, he enjoys watching Football, Rugby and spending time with his family. He lists his political heroes as John F Kennedy, Roy Jenkins and Paddy Ashdown.