Former Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt has been re-selected to contest the next General Election here in Somerset and has her ‘sights firmly set on a return to Westminster’.
“I’m delighted to have been re-selected as Parliamentary Candidate for the Wells Constituency, my family home. I loved serving Somerset and I’m proud of what I achieved for our area and the country, from establishing the Inquiry into child sex abuse cover ups to voting against fracking. Being an MP is an absolute honour. It’s also an unique opportunity to get things done and there’s so much more I want to achieve”.
“With our political system in chaos, the need for positive, strong and independent-minded voices in politics is greater than ever, I will provide just that."
Alan Gloak, local Party Chair, said:
“I am over the moon that Wells Liberal Democrats have chosen Tessa Munt as their candidate. Tessa did a fantastic job for us as our MP from 2010 to 2015. I have no doubt that she will campaign energetically across Wells and take up the issues that matter in the city and shire.”
Paddy Ashdown said:
“I was thrilled but not surprised, to learn that Wells Liberal Democrats have re-selected Tessa to contest the next election."
"With ‘Tessa the firebrand’ as MP, local people got the best of both worlds: a truly local MP who ran a record 700 advice surgeries and a provided a strong voice in Westminster asking difficult questions, standing up for Somerset and more often than not, getting results against the odds."
"I can’t wait to see Tessa back in Parliament."
19th July 2016