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Henry Vann is standing in Bedford and Kempston for the Lib Dems

October 24, 2019 12:36 PM

Henry VannHenry Vann, a local Councillor, campaigner and teacher, is standing for the Liberal Democrats in Bedford and Kempston in the imminent General Election.

Henry grew up in Bedford and has been a local Councillor since 2011. He is a teacher and lives in Goldington Road, Bedford.

As education portfolio holder on Mayor Dave's cabinet he oversaw a multi-million pound investment in local schools and he has been campaigning to save Bedford Hospital for more than ten years; his track record shows it, and in 2017 he uncovered secret plans to downgrade Bedford Hospital. He is now Portfolio Holder for Town Centres and Planning.

His appointment comes as the Lib Dems have gained new recruits from Conservative and Labour parties as liberals from across the political spectrum seek a new home.

Henry said: "In May, the Lib Dems became the largest group on Bedford Borough Council, with the Conservatives no longer having any Councillors in Bedford and Kempston constituency. The Lib Dems are once again a serious choice in this constituency.

"I grew up in Bedford and know that both Bedford and Kempston are amazing towns, thriving with rich history, culture, communities and industry. I will fight tooth and nail for my home town to get a fair deal from the Government.

"On the most urgent question of the day the Liberal Democrats have a clear position: we are the party of remain. The Government is in disarray and the Labour Party still doesn't know if it is coming or going. Brexit will be bad for the people of Bedford and Kempston and the Lib Dems will be offering the people of Bedford and Kempston a sensible, principled option at the upcoming General Election."