former MP Tessa Munt is re-selected by Lib Dems
former Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt has been re-selected to
contest the next General Election in the constituency and says
she has her "sights firmly set on a return to Westminster".
who served as Burnham's MP from 2010-2015, said: "Im
delighted to have been re-selected as Parliamentary Candidate
for the Wells Constituency, my family home."
loved serving Somerset and Im 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."
an MP is an absolute honour. Its also an unique opportunity
to get things done and theres so much more I want to achieve."
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."
Ashdown, former Lib Deam leader, 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 provided a strong
voice in Westminster asking difficult questions, standing up for
Somerset and more often than not, getting results against the
odds. I cant wait to see Tessa back to Parliament."
James Heappey became MP in the Wells constituency at last year's
General Election with a majority of more than 7,000 votes over
selection announcement comes amid speculation in Westminster during
recent days that new Prime Minister Theresa May may call a snap
General Election over the coming months.