Lib Dems name parliamentary candidate for North East Hertfordshire

THE Liberal Democrats will be hoping their choice of parliamentary candidate will translate to success at the ballot box. WGC-born Hugh Annand has been

THE Liberal Democrats will be hoping their choice of parliamentary candidate will translate to success at the ballot box.

WGC-born Hugh Annand has been selected as the party's candidate for the North East Hertfordshire constituency.

The 35-year-old, who studied modern languages and politics at Loughborough, has spent the last five years working as a translator in Belgium.

Mr Annand was confirmed as candidate at a meeting of local party members in Letchworth on Friday.


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He said: "Having served the local Liberal Democrats in other ways, I am delighted to be back serving it and the wider local community as a prospective parliamentary candidate.

"I look forward to spending time between now and the next election listening to local people and working to ensure that they get the representation they deserve."

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Mr Annand joined the party in 2001, and served on the executive committee of the constituency party from 2002 to 2003.

Tory MP Oliver Heald held a majority of 9,138 at the 2005 General Election.

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