Emily Fermor has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate and parliamentary candidate for Maidstone and The Weald.
Emily has lived in Maidstone all her life and attended local schools, Boughton Monchelsea Primary School and Invicta Grammar School. She takes over from Jasper Gerard, who stood in the 2015 general election and is now working full time at Liberal Democrat HQ. Jasper has expressed his strong support for Emily’s appointment, having worked closely with her in last year’s general election period.
Emily Fermor will already be known to many as the person who won the Coxheath and Hunton seat on Maidstone Borough Council this year, defeating the Tory candidate by one vote. She will bring this unique determination and passion for her local area to her new role.
Emily said: “I am incredibly proud to have been selected to stand as the candidate in my home town. It would be a huge honour to represent the people of Maidstone.
“I am proud of our County Town and believe we need a local person representing us, with energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to the local area – something we have not had for a number of years. I have lived in Maidstone all of my life and have a knowledge and understanding of our local town and villages that can’t be taught. I relish the opportunity to prove myself in the coming years.
“Nationally the country is in crisis. Both the Conservatives and Labour are focused entirely on in-fighting while the economy worsens, threatening jobs, public services and our efforts to build the houses Britain so badly needs.
“The Liberal Democrats are well placed to fight a general election whenever it is held and I am raring to go. Since the referendum we have signed almost 20,000 new members nationally, a large number in Maidstone and The Weald. This means that we now have more members than we’ve ever had in this century. The Liberal Democrats have made 18 gains in local elections since May with several spectacular wins over both Conservative and Labour candidates. We have a new army of committed activists who will be joining me on the doorstep, making the case for a strong local campaigner who will fight for Maidstone and The Weald
“Only the Liberal Democrats are an open, optimistic and united party committed to spreading opportunity for the next generation and focused on re-building the British economy to protect jobs and services.”
To donate to Emily's Campaign please click here or send a cheque made payable to "Maidstone Liberal Democrats" to Rob Bird at Parsonage Farm House, Hampstead Lane, Yalding ME18 6HG.