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Paul Kennedy - Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for Mole Valley

April 23, 2017 11:24 AM

Prospective Lib Dem MP for Mole Valley Paul KennedyPaul Kennedy is a former barrister, accountant and actuary with over 30 years' experience working in both public and private sectors. He helped develop the citizens pension policy which was introduced by the Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government to give pensioners dignity and security in retirement. Paul now wants to use his professional experience as a full-time MP to serve the people of Mole Valley.

Paul is passionate about the environment, education and local democracy. He is a member of the Green Liberal Democrats, and his eldest daughter teaches science at a large comprehensive school. He strongly opposes Tory plans for more fracking and runways in the South-East and a large new town in Surrey's Green Belt, as well as cuts to schools and NHS funding. Paul led a successful campaign to protect community services at Leatherhead Hospital during a review of community hospitals in 2015, and was elected to represent Fetcham West on Mole Valley District Council in 2016.

Paul campaigned for Britain to remain in the European Union during the referendum in 2016. He is committed to safeguarding Britain's interests in the Single Market, and protecting the rights of EU citizens here as well as the rights of British nationals in the rest of Europe. Given the closeness of the referendum result, he believes the people not the politicians should have the final say on any new deal with our European neighbours.

Paul Kennedy said: "For the majority of Mole Valley residents who want to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit, keep Britain in the single market, and keep our country open, tolerant and united, the only party to vote for is the Liberal Democrats."

Paul lives in Bookham. In his spare time he enjoys sports and regularly sings with a local choir in the Leith Hill Music Festival. He plays for Leatherhead No-Strings in the East Surrey Badminton League and is a Vice-President of Leatherhead Football Club.