Ian Priestner: “Election is a huge opportunity for voters in Eddisbury”

Lib Dem candidate reveals his campaign message

It’s fair to say the Eddisbury Liberal Democrats were well prepared for the announcement of a snap election.

Ian Priestner, who fought the seat of Eddisbury at the last general election in 2015, was announced by Eddisbury Liberal Democrats as their prospective parliamentary candidate back in August 2016.

Ian, who lives near Tarporley with his wife Jenny and daughter Victoria, took the performance of his party from 37th overall out of 75 seats in the North West, to 9th.

He said: “This snap General Election, driven by internal Tory divisions rather than the national interest, is nevertheless a huge opportunity to fight to avoid a headlong descent into the chaos of a hard Brexit, costing treasure, jobs and futures, especially for the younger generations.”

In reference to Theresa May’s campaign rhetoric, he added: “Less strong and stable, more weak and insecure.”

Ian and his team said in a statement: “People in Eddisbury should vote for the Liberal Democrats to prevent a hard Brexit and protect the local economy.

“The Liberal Democrats are standing on a clear platform to prevent a hard Brexit by staying in the Single Market and to give the British people the final say on the Brexit deal through a referendum.”

Ian, whose career primarily in the energy and water industries stretches over 35 years concluded: “This election is a huge opportunity for voters in Eddisbury to change the direction of our country and prevent a disastrous hard Brexit.

“Whether people in Eddisbury voted decisively to remain in the EU or to leave they certainly did not vote for the extreme form of Brexit that Theresa May has imposed on us after being backed by Labour.

“For all those who want to protect our local economy by staying in the Single Market and ensure the people have the final say over what comes next, this is your chance.

“The Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to the Conservative Brexit Government and the only party fighting for a Britain that is open, tolerant and united.”

Ian’s campaign website can be found at: www.ianpriestner4eddisbury.co.uk

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