Worksop’s Leon Duveen has been selected as the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Bassetlaw.
Mr Duveen, who has lived in the town with his family for over 25 years, has been active in the local Lib Dem party for a number of years and has lead their campaign in recent local elections.
He said: “I am a convinced Lib Dem. Although I only joined the party after the Coalition was formed, I have voted, when I could, Lib Dem over the years in both national and local elections, back to the first time I could vote, in February 1974.”
“The Preamble to the Party Constitution is as good a summation of my own political philosophy as any I could write. To build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one is enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.”
“Our role is to make the dream expressed in those words a reality here in Britain.”
“Too many people are trapped by their place of birth, their upbringing, their circumstances into a life where their potential cannot be fulfilled. This is a waste, not just to the person concerned but for all of us.”