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Graham Colley will contest Rochester and Strood for the Liberal Democrats

October 1, 2019 10:19 AM
By Medway Liberal Democrats - Alan Wells

Graham Colley imageMedway Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that Graham Colley will be the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Rochester and Strood at the next General Election.

A Party member since university, Graham knows the Constituency well and lives in Rochester, having campaigned in many Kent elections. Graham has been a Parliamentary candidate previously for Mid-Kent (twice) and a former Kent County Councillor for Medway South and co-chair of the Kent Fire & Public Protection committee.

Vivienne Parker, Chair of Medway Liberal Democrats said: "We are pleased to announce Graham as a candidate. He is a natural, enthusiastic campaigner on a wide range of issues from Human Rights and Civil liberties to Education, Health and the Environment."

Graham Colley said "I feel privileged to have been asked to represent the Liberal Democrats. We fought and did spectacularly well in the European elections, building on the great local government successes the month before.

Brexit has not only ripped our country apart, but has exposed a social crisis and democratic deficit. Time devoted to Brexit should be spent on problems that politics have ignored for years. I will dedicate myself to exposing and working to overcoming these problems. I am determined to work hard to protect Rochester and Strood from the effects of Boris Johnson's chaotic Conservative Government."

NOTES FOR EDITIORS:
  • Graham is President of the Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association-/Rights-Liberties-Justice (Newsletter editor and former Chair).
  • He studied Law at Aberystwyth and European Law at the College of Europe and has an MBA from City University Business School. Graham has recently completed a research degree in Banking Reform at the University of Kent.
  • He has been a Legal Aid lawyer in Lambeth, Westminster and Chatham and now has a practice specialising in Wills and Inheritance issues.
  • Graham has shown years of service to the Party in Kent fighting for Liberalism and the European ideal, fighting to help overcome the divisions in Society exposed by Brexit in income, wealth opportunity and health. Graham is a European activist and has fought for a Peoples' Vote since July 2016.