Ben Nicholls selected to re-gain Romsey and Southampton North for the Lib Dems

ben-nichollsWe’re a bit behind the times with this one, but better late than never… Ben Nicholls was selected as the Lib Dem candidate for Romsey & Southampton North – the seat which Sandra Gidley won in a famous 2000 by-election – at the next general election. Here’s how the local party reported the news:

At a packed meeting in Romsey’s Crosfield Hall [on 21 March], Romsey and Southampton North Liberal Democrats selected Ben Nicholls to be their prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC). The General Election will take place in May 2015.

Ben, 26, is a local man, having first moved to the constituency at the age of twelve. Currently a senior manager in one of the country’s largest colleges, he began his career in the civil service working on education and child protection issues.

“Romsey and Southampton North has been the area I know best and love most since I was a child,” says Ben. “It is a huge honour to be selected, and I can’t wait to meet more people across the area over the coming weeks and months.”

Sandra Gidley held the Romsey and Southampton North parliamentary seat between 2000 and 2010. “Sandra’s reputation for extremely hard work and her support for local people are remembered with great affection by many residents,” Ben said. “I’m excited to follow in her footsteps.” …

Sandra Gidley concluded, “Ben Nicholls will be a force to be reckoned with. He is passionate about the fact that constituents need someone who understands them and will act tirelessly on their behalf. He has already won the support of Romsey Liberal Democrats and I am convinced local people will support him in droves at the next election.”

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2 Comments

  • Max Wilkinson 13th Apr '14 - 5:27pm

    I’d like to see more of our candidates and MPs sporting a pocket square. Well done to Ben for displaying such sartorial excellence.

  • Hugh Saxton 16th Feb '15 - 2:12pm

    What is your position on the question of Dignity in Dying? Do you support the idea of giving more time to debate it in the next parliamentary term?

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