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Harborough, Oadby and Wigston Liberal Democrats re-select Zuffar Haq

August 7, 2019 2:30 PM

Zuffar Talking to residentsWell-known local NHS campaigner Zuffar Haq MBE has been re-selected by local Liberal Democrats as their prospective candidate to be our MP in Harborough, Oadby and Wigston (Harborough Constituency).

Speaking after the all-member vote at a recent meeting in Wigston, Zuffar said, "There could be a General Election soon as the Conservative minority government struggles along in London.

"Our area badly needs a new local MP to fight for our NHS, schools and local services.

"Our hospitals and GP surgeries are over-stretched with staffing costs rocketing as experienced staff from other EU nations leave due to Brexit.

"Leicestershire schools are amongst the worst funded in the country. Local children and young people deserve to have a properly resourced education - we need a MP who will fight to make that happen.

"We have seen services like our Libraries and Sure Start Children's Centres cut and closed; roads and paths fall into disrepair and tip opening times slashed. Leicestershire is the worst funded County Council in Britain under the Conservative government. We need a new MP who will fight for fair funding for Leicestershire.

"I will offer a voice to the tens of thousands of local people who are worried about the direction in which the Conservatives are taking our country. We need to fight stop Brexit, which will be hugely damaging for our prosperity and security.

"The past few months have seen the Liberal Democrats top the poll here in the local elections and then get more votes than Labour and the Conservatives combined in the European Elections.

"We have a real chance to challenge the Conservative MP here but to do that, I need your help and your support so please sign up here to help."

Zuffar is an experienced local campaigner on health and crime and contested Harborough in the past 3 General Elections. He was awarded a M.B.E. for public service in the 2018-19 New Year Honours.

You can find out more about Zuffar, who has lived in Leicestershire for his whole life, here.