Parliamentary Candidate for the Louth and Horncastle constituency
Lib Dems announce parliamentary candidate for Louth & Horncastle
Louth and Horncastle Liberal Democrats are proud to announce that Ross Pepper will contest the parliamentary seat in the forthcoming general election.
The result of the party’s selection was revealed on Tuesday 31/10 to party members during the Annual General Meeting which took place at Horncastle’s Stanhope Hall.
Ross, a lifelong resident of the county, is currently working as a marketing assistant for a Lincoln-based marketing agency. He fought the Louth and Horncastle constituency back in 2019, where he succeeded in doubling the Lib Dem vote share.
He had previously stood in the Lincoln constituency in 2015 before contesting the Sleaford and North Hykeham seat in the 2016 by-election where he finished ahead of the Labour Party. He contested the same seat again six months later in the 2017 snap general election.
Upon being selected as the candidate, Ross expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “I am thrilled to be the Liberal Democrats’ choice for Louth and Horncastle.
“The people of Louth and Horncastle have been taken for granted by the current Conservative government for far too long. Whether it is on the NHS, local transport, housing, dumping sewage in our waterways and flooding, this shambles of a government is failing us.
“It’s time for change and I am absolutely up to the challenge of delivering it.”
Andrew Lashbrooke-Small, Chair of the Local Party, echoed the sentiment following the announcement, saying, “Ross will be a formidable opponent for the Conservatives at the next General Election and an energetic champion for our constituency.
“Over the last couple of years, we have seen areas that are similar to Louth and Horncastle such as North Shropshire, Tiverton and Honiton, and Somerton and Frome turning their backs on the Conservatives and vote in a Lib Dem MP due to their hard work and dedication. The residents of Louth and Horncastle can also have a hardworking, champion, listening to their concerns and representing them in Parliament.”
Local councillor and former parliamentary candidate, Cllr Fiona Martin, also welcomed the selection saying, “Ross is a strong local campaigner who addresses the issues that genuinely matter to residents.
“With Ross, we’ll have a powerful voice in Westminster and a genuine champion for the people of Louth & Horncastle.”