1 May 2017 - Ben Nutland selected by Lib Dems to contest Bristol South
Bristol Lib Dems have selected Ben Nutland to contest the 2017 General Election in Bristol South.
I am delighted to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bristol South. My message to the voters of Bristol South is clear: if you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, vote Liberal Democrat. If you want a strong opposition to the Conservatives, vote Liberal Democrats.
Labour are a shambles. Under Jeremy Corbyn, they aren't even an effective Opposition, never mind a Government-in-waiting.
They voted with the Tories to trigger Brexit without any guarantees for European citizens living here. They backed the Tories on taking Britain out of the Single Market, on which so much of our trade - and jobs - depends.
Labour are a failure and a vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for a stronger opposition to Theresa May's Hard Brexit Conservative Government.
A vote for the Liberal Democrats is also the only way the people of Bristol South can demand a vote on the final Brexit package. The Liberal Democrats are the only party that believes the people, not politicians like Boris Johnson, should have the final say on whether or not to accept the package to leave the EU.
I am trusting the people, not the politicians, with that decision. In return, I am asking for their trust in me as a strong voice for our area in Parliament in opposition to the Hard Brexit Tory Government.
Dr Mark Wright, who fought Bristol South for the Lib Dems in 2010 and 2015, is backing Ben 100%. "I became a father last month and am knee-deep in nappies, so I'm happy to pass on the batton of being Bristol South's liberal champion to Ben! Ben has a great team of Lib Dem councillors and experienced campaigners behind him and we're all be fighting for an open, tolerant and united Britain."
- Born in Bristol
- UK Young Leader working with the US Embassy in London
- UNICEF UK Children’s Champion
- Human Rights Campaigner
- Managing Director of local South West business
- Campaigner for "Stronger In" during the EU referendum