Chris Nelson selected for Lib Dems in Kettering

News from Kettering and Wellingborough Liberal Democrats:

Local Liberal Democrat members have chosen local campaigner Chris Nelson to be the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Kettering constituency.

Chris Nelson was born and brought up in Kettering – attending Millbrook Infant & Junior Schools as well as Ise Community College – and has a degree in law from Oxford Brookes University. He contested Ise Division in last June’s county council elections and works as an aide for Northampton Liberal Democrats and Bill Newton Dunn MEP.

He takes over the role from Roger Aron – who contested the constituency in the 1997, 2001 and 2005 General Elections – after securing 62% in a ballot of local members.

Speaking after his selection on Thursday evening, Chris Nelson said:

“After achieving in June our highest share of the vote since 1991, I want to show how the Liberal Democrats offer a genuine alternative to the tired old politics of Labour and the Conservatives – and how we have real solutions to provide new jobs, clean up politics and put money back into the pockets of hardworking middle and low income families.”

“Our area continues to count the cost of a Labour Government that has failed to deliver on its promises – and is labouring under poorly-run Conservative councils that have slashed services and arrogantly dismissed the views of local people.”

“Whenever Gordon Brown decides to call an election, the Liberal Democrats will be ready and waiting to make the case for a fairer, greener Britain!”

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  • Paul Pettinger 8th Jan '10 - 4:11pm

    Congratulations Chris. What wonderful news!

  • Woop! Woop!

    Well done Chris. You’d make an excellent MP.

  • Crikey.I attended Millbrook Junior School about x years ago…..!

    Best of luck, it will be difficult job dislodging Philip Holloborne though.

  • Chris, I think the Lib Dems are the choice I would like to make however Nick Clegg did not make it easy with todays highly publicised stance on linking power sharing and electoral reform. I am an undecided votor who has normally voted Conservative but on htis occasion I don’t feel comfortable doing that. John

  • I am an uncommitted voter in the kettering constituency, with only three days to go I have had no evidence whatsoever that you even have a candidate standing ley alone what he or she thinks on the issues that I see as important. How on earth can you expect people to vote for you.

  • Someone needs to check their facts:

    Chris McGlynn is the LibDem candidate (2015) for Kettering – Philip Holloborne (Conservative) has held the seat since 2005.
    Chris Nelson is the LibDem candidate (2015) for Wellingborough – Peter Bone (Conservative) has held the seat since 2005.

    What is probably adding to the confusion is Chris Nelson, who stood as the Kettering LibDem candidate in 2010, taking over from Roger Aron who stood in 2005.

    Also the deadline for the submission of candidate forms was 20-April…

    Candidate details may be found on the EMLD website ( ) along with all the other LibDem candidates standing in the East Midlands.

  • Oop’s my mistake for some reason this article got flagged as being new and I missed the 2010 date… My mistake.

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