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Letter from Carol, your PPC

September 15, 2019 2:53 PM
Originally published by Rutland & Melton Liberal Democrats

Carol Weaver (with Skip) (Robert Male photography)
Dear Member or Supporter

As you may have read elsewhere, I have been appointed as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Rutland & Melton constituency. I've been meeting as many members as possible over the last week but would like to meet more and we shall be holding 'meet the candidate' get-togethers in all three regions of our constituency - Melton, Rutland and Harborough - soon.

Of course, no general election has been announced and there is still the possibility of either a) an interim cross-party government or b) a People's Vote before an election. On the other hand, if parliament is 'un-prorogued' after the Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday an election could still be as soon as 24thOctober.

We shall be ready and have many volunteers to help the campaign, some with special skills. (Thank you very much.) Please let us know if you would like to be added to the team even if you can only deliver a few leaflets in your own area. Also let us know if you think there are particular issues that are important locally or if you would like me to speak at an event.

All the polls indicate that we are the second largest party in Rutland and Melton. We are the Remainers' choice and need to demonstrate our presence and put forward our message. You may have heard about Jo Swinson's new policy, voted on at Conference on Sunday. If we win a majority at the next election, we shall take it as a mandate to stop Brexit by revoking article 50 notification. It will be as though the whole nightmare never happened (apart from the unnecessary spending).

So we shall campaign on our new Brexit policy as well as our other exciting policies such as:

A green economy,

A fairer society,

Ring fencing tax money for the NHS and social care,

Better education,

Protecting our rights,


Lib Dems are amazing! Selfless, hard-working, caring, tolerant, with open arms and open minds. How different from the PM - just described by Vince as Mr Bean pretending to be Stalin (or maybe the other way round)!

Thank you.

Carol Weaver (Dr)

Prospective parliamentary candidate for Rutland & Melton