Karen Ward to fight North Norfolk and Munira Wilson to fight Twickenham for the Lib Dems

Two key selection contests  have concluded this week. Last month both Norman Lamb and Vince Cable announced that they would not contest their seats in the General Election we know is just around the corner.

Karen Ward will contest the North Norfolk seat which Norman has held since 2001.

From the Eastern Daily Press:

Ms Ward added: “I will also fight for decent affordable housing for local people, better education and training for our children, and a new deal for social care funding for the elderly.”

The key areas she hopes to address are climate change, social housing, people-led town development and sustainable rural communities.

She said the government was “in crisis” and warned of the effects of a no-deal Brexit on Norfolk businesses, farmers and fishermen.

Ms Ward added: “Working as a councillor and running my own business, I have seen the massive risks of a no-deal Brexit. We desperately need fresh leadership to end the chaos over Brexit.”

Sir Norman praised his successor and said she has a “fantastic record of standing up for north Norfolk”.

He said: “I am delighted that Karen Ward is standing to succeed me. It has never been more important that North Norfolk has a strong local voice.”

He added he would do “everything I can” to get Ms Ward elected in the next general election.

Karen had a busy start to her candidacy:

Twickenham has been represented by former leader Vince Cable for all but two years since 1997. Last night, Munira Wilson was selected as his potential successor.

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7 Comments

  • nigel hunter 12th Sep '19 - 11:49am

    More women in positions of power? Yes up to a point. We do not want reverse sexism
    where when women reach 50% it continues leaving the system unfair to men.

  • @Richard Kemp – Indeed. We’ll need to introduce positive discrimination measures for men at this rate!

  • John Marriott 12th Sep '19 - 6:54pm

    As Annie Lennox reminded us, ‘Sisters are doin’ It for themselves’. What was that about women getting a raw deal?

  • Great to see someone whose spent the bulk of her working career as a professional lobbyist for Swiss and US drug companies being given the LibDem nomination in Twickenham. That experience will be vital for driving reform in the NHS.

  • Rosie Sharpley 13th Sep '19 - 9:27am

    Munira will be a fantastic Parliamentary Candidate and MP for Twickenham. I shall rejoice on the day I see her step into Parliament.

  • Mary Patterson 16th Sep '19 - 12:43pm

    It is sad to see Norman Lamb leave and truly wish him well but I will be delighted to vote for the lady from Sherringham Karen Ward in the next election, I like her values good luck Karen!

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