Liberal Democrats unanimously adopt Julia Davies to be the next MP for Stevenage!

On Thursday April 8th Stevenage Liberal Democrats formally adopted Julia Davies, a Stevenage teacher, as their candidate in the forthcoming general election. Julia told members that if elected she would help to end corruption in the House of Commons by en

On Thursday April 8th Stevenage Liberal Democrats formally adopted Julia Davies, a Stevenage teacher, as their candidate in the forthcoming general election.

Julia told members that if elected she would help to end corruption in the House of Commons by ensuring that MPs could be recalled if voters were unhappy with them and that voting in elections would no longer be 'first past the post'. She promised that the Liberal Democrats would bring in fairer taxes - penalising those who caused pollution and and increasing personal allowances so that earnings up to �10,000 would be free of tax. Julia also reminded her supporters that under a Liberal Democrat government schools would be paid an extra �2,500 for each child on free school meals.

'The Labour Party was once seen as the party which looked after the low-paid and the pensioners: that has not happened in the last twelve years which have led to the poor paying a bigger share of tax than the wealthy. Bankers who wrecked the economy have received huge bonuses while taking unprecedented amounts of tax payers' money. The Conservatives will keep quiet about their tax plans until it is too late for voters to see how they will deal with the enormous debt this country is in. Only the Liberal Democrats offer the people of this country a real change - unlike the Labservatives who who have been in government for decades bringing boom and bust and breaking promises.'

Julia Davies urged Liberal Democrat activists to continue the effort to defend their council seat in Manor Ward where John Mead is standing after Lis Knight's decision to step down from local politics. 'Many voters are disillusioned with Labservative policies and are turning to the Liberal Democrats for a new kind of government and continued good service from local councillors.'

Julia Davies also made a promise to support the Polls Apart campaign which checks that people with disabilities have access to polling booths.

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