With the Conservative party in control of the country, County and Borough we need to hold them to account. We need to challenge every decision that has a detrimental impact on the people of Redditch.
Be that to cut funding to our vital Voluntary and Community Sector, or to scrap A&E waiting targets, or to cut vital services to vulnerable local people, we need people like you to hold them to account.
We need people like you to fight for liberal ideas and values, to make sure that the most vulnerable in our society do not get left behind when the cuts kick in.
We need people like you to fight for the rights of our European citizens in the aftermath of Brexit.
We need people like you to stand as Liberal Democrat candidates at a local, county and national level.
We need people like you to make a difference to YOUR communities.
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If you want to make a difference, now is the time to do it
A huge thank you to all those in the Redditch constituency who voted for the Liberal Democrats in last week’s general election. As your candidate, I was very proud and honoured to stand up for liberal values across Redditch and for an open, welcoming and inclusive society.
Although we are obviously disappointed with the results nationally, there were some notable positives for us locally. Almost 3,000 people in Redditch and the surrounding villages voted to support our liberal vision for the country and constituency, more than doubling our vote from last time. I am certain that many more share this vision and can be persuaded to vote for us in the future. We need to show them what liberalism means for them and this, for me, has to be one of our key priorities for the next five years, as well as holding the conservatives to account locally and nationally.
If, like me, this election has filled you with determination to see Liberalism reassert itself at a time of growing nationalism, then I urge you to come with me as we build a strong liberal movement here in Redditch and the villages.
A very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all.