The Liberal Democrats have announced Edward Sainsbury as their candidate for Basildon & Billericay in the 2019 General Election.
Edward is a local campaigner and active in our community. Edward is a Scout Leader in Billericay as well as being a member of the core team at the junior parkrun which is held every week in Lake Meadows.
Edward is a strong believer in the power of communities and he will make a fantastic MP for our area.
Edward said "I am incredibly proud to be selected to represent the area I call home. I have spent decades seeing our area being neglected and taken for granted by the Conservatives and it is time for a positive change. I want to see a fundamental shift in our politics and that means empowering local communities and having members of parliament who engage with their constituents and make an active effort to be available to them"
"I know how important it is to our area that we have an MP who is willing to campaign for improved local infrastructure, better local transport and more affordable housing available to suit everyone's needs. We also need to rid ourselves of this Tory Brexit mess and get on with tackling the climate emergency. Please vote for me and let's move this country forward."
Edward has a particular interest in Education policy as well as supporting constitutional reform for our elections and our political system as a whole.