Parmjit Singh Gill withdraws as Lib Dem candidate for Leicester South

Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming Leicester South by-election, Parmjit Singh Gill, has announced he is to stand down. He will be replaced by Zuffar Haq.

Commenting, Parmjit Singh Gill said:

Given much reflection and after talking with my family, it is with regret that I have decided to stand down as a candidate for the by-election.

I remain committed to the people of Leicester and am proud to represent the Liberal Democrats, but I have a very young family and I fear the toll that fighting the by-election with all the commitment and dedication it deserves would be too much.

I have decided instead to concentrate on representing the people of Stoneygate as a councillor, as I have been proud to do for the last eight years.

I fully support Zuffar Haq who will not only be a fantastic candidate but a strong, passionate voice for the people of Leicester South in Parliament.

Commenting further, Zuffar Haq said:

It is an honour for me to have this chance to fight for the people of Leicester South, the place where I was born and raised.

I hope my experience as a local businessman and my work with Leicestershire Crimestoppers and standing up for patients’ rights shows I will be a powerful and passionate voice for Leicester.

Labour is taking Leicester South for granted.

Ed Miliband has parachuted in a friend of his who has no ties to the city, showing no regard for the people of Leicester, let alone his own local members and supporters. The people of Leicester South deserve better.

Read more by or more about , or .
This entry was posted in News and Selection news.
Advert

7 Comments

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarPhilip 13th Feb - 8:52pm
    Hello Sesenco - thank you for posting - which other points here do you think are incorrect and why: http://www.ukip.org/busting_the_eu_myths?
  • User AvatarSesenco 13th Feb - 8:34pm
    It might help if we actually told people the truth. Britain leaving the EU would lead to the ultimate collapse of the rest of the...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 13th Feb - 8:28pm
    We need to finish the job start by Lord Redcliffe Maude's committee in 1969, which was continued by the Banham Commission in the early 1990s...
  • User AvatarRsf7 13th Feb - 8:26pm
    @a social liberal. Cannabis of any type has never been proven to cause mental illness, there is a slight correlation, but correlation is not causation,...
  • User AvatarChris_sh 13th Feb - 8:26pm
    @Peter " So what hope have they for knowing what the world economy will look like in the next twenty years?" Amen to that :-D
  • User AvatarRsf7 13th Feb - 8:23pm
    @eddie The lib dems don't just have opposing views though, they have no consistent ideology at all. I have also discovered that there is a...