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North Wiltshire's Brian Mathew with Duncan Hames MPLib Dems chose Aid Worker to end 'Gray Days' in North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Liberal Democrats wish to announce after a very tight contest that Dr. Brian Mathew has been selected as Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Wiltshire in the 2015 General Election.

Constituency Chairman Marc Brown said "This was a closely fought contest with a very high turnout and two very able candidates. The constituency looks forward to a great campaign culminating in a successful result at the next General Election.

"I am very honoured to be selected by the North Wiltshire Liberal Democrats as their parliamentary candidate for the May 2015 General Election" said Dr. Brian Mathew. "The campaign is starting immediately, to take on and defeat James Gray MP. He does not even seem to be liked by his own party and we want voters from all parties join with us to see him gone at the next General Election".

Brian is an Aid worker living in Yatton Keynell, who won the selection vote 11th October 2013 in Chippenham. Dr. Mathew who has worked with WaterAid and the British Government's own development programme DFID, returned last year from East Timor where he had been with the Christian NGO World Vision working with communities to bring safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

At the last general election he stood for North Somerset and increased the Lib Dem vote there from 15,000 to 20,687 giving the incumbent MP Dr. Liam Fox a good run for his money."The BBC called me while I was overseas and asked about Dr. Liam Fox after he was forced to step

Lib Dem Hustings 2013down" said Brian, "and I just said 'follow the money' I think there are still questions to be answered there, and of course he has just made rather a fool of himself by putting in a claim for just 3p in his expenses".

Now standing for North Wiltshire, Dr. Mathew said, "We will be on your doorsteps seeking your opinions on how to make the constituency a better place. Issues already on the books include consulting the people of Calne over the Hills recycling plant,possibly re-locating it to Junction 17 where transport links via the M4 make it a no brainer, compared with mega trucks driving through a number of County towns terrorising pedestrians, and other motorists and fouling the air".

Brian also commended on his colleague and opponent in the selection, Cllr Simon Killane from Malmesbury. "Simon is a great bloke doing a fantastic job on the Council, defending the Town from inappropriate development and at the same time a tireless community campaigner who has brought play parks and driven community involvement in local planning decisions including the new Waitrose supermarket, whilst protecting the town centre. He is also the head of Scrutiny at Wiltshire Council. We will be doing a lot of work together between now and the General Election. We have the European elections to campaign on the way. If Britain was to 'sleep walk' out of Europe, this area would suffer seriously as AirBus, Honda and BMW are such big employers locally" said Brian.

He went on to say "Our party slogan for the campaigns ahead are 'In Europe, in Work' for the European Elections and for the 2015 General Election 'A Stronger Economy and a fairer Society', and we mean it".

Previous PPC Councillor Paul Fox commented, "I have known Brian for a number of years and I know he'll make an excellent MP for North Wiltshire" and Mike Evemy said "I wish every success to the chosen candidate for the North Wiltshire Constituency."

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