The Liberal Democrats have selected Ben J Martin as their Parliamentary candidate in Sittingbourne and Sheppey for the next general election.
Despite being just 32, Ben is a seasoned campaigner and the current Lib Dem group leader & Cabinet member for Housing at Swale Borough Council in the coalition administration.
Ben said “I am delighted to have been selected to represent the Liberal Democrats in Sittingbourne and Sheppey at the next general election. I am committed to working cross party to demand better for Sittingbourne and Sheppey. We need a voice in Westminster standing up for local people, pushing for the improvements to our road network, our health care and demanding the changes in legislation we need to ensure that development is led by the needs of local people and not the development companies. If elected, I will be that voice. In many ways the next general election will be a Brexit referendum in all but name, with the Conservatives & Labour divided nationally and offering no clear way forward, people are being presented with a clear choice; continue with the current chaotic uncertainty or demand better with the Liberal Democrats. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit and to demand better for our communities”
Local Lib Dem activist Keith Nevols said “Ben is an excellent candidate and offers a real alternative for local residents. The constituency contains some of the highest levels of poverty and child poverty in the country, with thousands struggling to make ends meet. They could not wish for a better champion than Ben in aiming to bring jobs and investment to the area. Ben has developed excellent working relationships across the political spectrum, and will make a great MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey.”