Jenny Willott MP re-selected as Lib Dem candidate for Cardiff Central

September 30, 2013 10:11 AM

Jenny Willott

Jenny Willott, MP for Cardiff Central, has been re-selected by the Cardiff Central Liberal Democrats and will defend her seat in the 2015 General Election.

Jenny has been the MP for Cardiff Central since 2005 when she became the first Liberal Democrat to represent the constituency. She has fought hard both locally and in Westminster over the years, working on a variety of campaigns, from fighting for Allied Steel and Wire employees to receive their pensions to campaigning against the Labour proposal to introduce ID cards.

In Cardiff Jenny has campaigned to have Llanishen reservoir restored, for EE to compensate customers in the constituency who have been affected by poor signal reception, for high speed broadband to be delivered in Penylan, for tainted blood victims to get the justice they deserve and for the removal of innocent people's DNA from databases.

Upon being re-selected by the local party, Jenny Willott MP said:

"I am extremely pleased to have been re-selected by my local party to fight the seat again at the next General Election in 2015. I am proud to have served Cardiff Central and its people for the last 8 years and I am grateful to have the opportunity to fight to continue to represent them in the years ahead.

"Cardiff is my home, and I want to continue to work to protect the rights and needs of my constituents here. I hope my record shows my commitment to doing what is right for the people of Cardiff Central, both in the constituency and as part of the Government. Whether it's giving tax cuts to those on lower incomes, reforming childcare schemes to make working more affordable, increasing the state pension or creating a million more jobs in the private sector, Liberal Democrats are working in Coalition to build a stronger economy in a fairer society so that everybody can get on in life. I am proud to be part of that."

Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams welcomed the news of Jenny's re-selection,

"I am so pleased Jenny has been reselected to stand again in 2015. She is a fantastic MP and works incredibly hard for the people of Cardiff Central. In 2015 the people in Cardiff Central will have a choice between a lacklustre Labour party who created the financial mess we are recovering from or Jenny, who with her Liberal Democrat colleagues in Westminster, is helping to build a stronger economy and a fairer society."

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg also welcomed the news,

"I'm delighted that Jenny will be part of our team going into the 2015 General Election. Jenny has an outstanding record of action as a local MP and she is a real champion for Cardiff in Westminster. Just like other Liberal Democrats up and down the country, Jenny is helping to build a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling every person in Britain to get on in life."

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