Ed is delighted and honoured to stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate in his home constituency of Rutland and Melton. There has been a huge 25% increase in membership in his constituency since the election was called and that momentum can be taken into the election campaign.
Ed has lived in the constituency for virtually his whole life, He knows how crucial it is that rural transport links and are improved and local hospitals are kept open. Ed wants to focus his campaign on local issues. Both Melton BC and Rutland CC are dominated by the Conservatives to the extent that they ignore the concerns of ordinary people. If elected, Ed would give a voice to all those that live here, on both local and national issues.
Every government needs to be held to account and people are realising that the Liberal Democrats are rapidly emerging as the real opposition to the Tories. Only the Lib Dems are fighting to stop a disastrous hard Brexit.
People are disengaged from politics and trust in politicians is at an all-time low. The public are fed up with part time MP’s who earn fortunes from directorships. Ed will reconnect voters to the political process and start rebuilding trust in politicians. If elected, he would always put his constituents first.
Ed is truly a local candidate; he was born here and grew up here. His family were tenant farmers in Cold Overton for 50 years. Ed lives in Oakham with his wife Robyn and 18-month-old daughter Tilly. He has worked in renewable energy for the last 10 year, and currently works for a biomass company near Melton.
“After 150 years of Tory MPs in our constituency and 25 years of Alan Duncan, It's time for change!"