Nick Perry has been re-selected by the Liberal Democrats to be their candidate in the event of a snap general election. The West Hill resident, who has fought the Hastings and Rye seat three times before, says that his experience as a candidate, combined with his work as a local mental health social worker, means that he will be able to represent the needs of the constituency’s diverse communities effectively at Westminster.
“Hastings and Rye has a history of political upsets and the political circumstances of the coming election will produce some surprising and unexpected results. With the Leave vote split between the Conservatives, Labour and the Brexit Party, the pro-Remain Liberal Democrats expect to do very well,” says Mr Perry.
“I am determined that Amber Rudd is held to account: for betraying her Remainer convictions to keep her cabinet job in a hard-right government and for the adverse impact this Government’s policies on our most disadvantaged fellow citizens. Brexit will make things even worse.”
The climate crisis, more affordable and social housing in the constituency, properly funded core services and the preservation of local jobs are Mr Perry’s key concerns in addition to Brexit.
Local party chair Anne Gallop said: “We are delighted that Nick has agreed to be our candidate at this time of national crisis. He knows Hastings and Rye like the back of his hand and I know he will be an excellent MP for all constituents, irrespective of their position on Brexit.”
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