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Leeds West Liberal Democrat candidate - Alisdair Calder McGregor

May 16, 2017 11:49 PM

This Saturday, 20 May, Leeds West Liberal Democrats are holding a meeting to promote their candidate for the General Election. The meeting is at 11.30am, at the Bramley Community Centre, Waterloo Lane, LS13 2JB (near the junction with Bramley Town Street). You are warmly invited to attend. A photograph of the candidate is attached.

Alisdair Calder McGregor, is a 39 year old senior communications analyst in computer services. He was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Calder Valley constituency at the last general election. He also contested last month's by-election for the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward of Calderdale Borough Council. He is a member of the party's Federal Policy Committee which oversees national policy development.

Alisdair Calder McGregor

Alisdair Calder McGregor

He comments on the campaign:

"Theresa May has called this early General Election contrary to everything she has said since she became Conservative party leader in July last year. It is difficult to trust her word on other key promises. In addition she has deliberately called the election before the negotiations with the EU over Brexit begin as she did not dare not risk having the election on the due date in 2020 when the disasters of those negotiations will be plain to see.

"The Labour party is in a total mess with MPs and leading figures attacking each other rather than opposing the Conservatives. The country needs a powerful and focussed opposition and it is clear that only the Liberal Demcrats can provide it. Given the crucial importance of our future in Europe it was the most appalling abdication of principle for Labour MPs to troop through the lobby in support of the Conservative Government's launching of Article 50. Even arch anti-Conservative left-wingers such as Dennis Skinner backed the Tory Government. Leeds West Labour MP, Rachel Reeves, having said that she campaigned enthusiastically for Remain she went against that stance by voting to enable the Brexit process to start.

"At this election we are providing the electorate with the opportunity to step back from the brink. Once the British public see what the true consequences of the Brexit vote are, they will want a way back to a realistic, prosperous future."