Liberal Democrats select candidate for Wellingborough and Rushden constituency

Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson

The Liberal Democrats have chosen their candidate for the Wellingborough and Rushden constituency in case of an early General Election.

Liberal Democrats across the country are preparing for an early General Election, if there is one, by selecting candidates in key seats.

As part of this, Chris Nelson has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Wellingborough and Rushden constituency which is currently held by Conservative MP Peter Bone.

Mr Nelson grew up in Kettering, lives in Rushden and works as a secondary school science teacher.

He stood for Wellingborough and Rushden in the 2015 General Election and currently serves as chairman of Northamptonshire Liberal Democrats.

Mr Nelson said: “I am really proud to have been re-selected for Wellingborough and Rushden as it would be a huge honour to represent and fight for this vibrant and diverse constituency.

“I am only too well aware that our economy is starting to stagnate with increasing household bills, increasing supply costs for local businesses, and progressively less support for the most vulnerable in our society.

“Locally we must grow new jobs, protect workers’ rights and provide a clear vision for a high-skilled enterprise economy where all can succeed.

“The Liberal Democrats are well placed to fight a General Election whenever it is held and I am raring to go.”

Mr Nelson said his party was ‘united’ and added: “Since the referendum we have signed more than 18,000 new members nationally, with many of those here in Northamptonshire.

“We have a new army of committed activists who will be joining me on the doorstep, making the case for a fresh, progressive voice who will fight for local people.”