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Lib Dem Lynne 'astonished and delighted at the warmth of the support' in Folkestone and Hythe

Contributed by editor on May 11, 2017 - 06:05 AM

 

Lynne Beaumont has now become the nominated Liberal Democrat candidate for Folkestone & Hythe at the June General Election.

 

 

Ms Beaumont was the Liberal Democrats' candidate for Folkestone and Hythe for the 2010 and 2015 General Elections and has lived, worked and campaigned in Shepway for 30 years.

She has lived in Folkestone, Hythe and the Elham Valley and raised her children there, and says she is delighted that her grandchildren are also now growing up there.

Lynne has been a Councillor in Shepway for over 10 years, and a school governor for 12 years before that. She fought and won by-elections to return to Shepway District Council and Folkestone Town Council in November 2012.

A nationally renowned campaigner, Lynne helped lead the FairFuelUK campaign against rises in fuel duty costs and has been a key part of the Gurkha justice campaign since its inception.

After her nomination Lynne Beaumont said: "I'm delighted to have been nominated and am massively looking forward to the campaign.

"I'm astonished and delighted at the warmth of the support the Liberal Democrats have seen locally since the General Election was called. We've seen another surge in our Party membership, which I've not seen at the start of past election campaigns. And we've been bowled over to receive donations from across the area - big and small - to help fund our campaign.

"When Theresa May called a snap Election, we were given just 6 weeks to knock on 47,000 doors across Folkestone and Hythe. This is obviously impossible, but I hope to meet as many people as possible and will be sending our positive message to every voter over the next few weeks, asking them to back our campaign to Change Britain's Future."

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