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Liberal Democrats select new candidate to contest South Suffolk seat in general election




A new Liberal Democrat candidate for South Suffolk has been chosen for the upcoming general election, after the previous selection withdrew his candidacy.

David Beavan will represent the Lib Dems on the ballot when south Suffolk residents go to the polls on December 12 to vote in the snap election, which was called following its overwhelming approval by Parliament last week.

Mr Beavan, who has served as the East Suffolk councillor for Southwold since July 2018, takes the place of Ross Henley, who stepped down as the party’s candidate for personal reasons.

David Beavan has been selected as the new Liberal Democrat PPC for South Suffolk. Contributed picture. (21548402)
David Beavan has been selected as the new Liberal Democrat PPC for South Suffolk. Contributed picture. (21548402)

Nigel Adam, treasurer for the Babergh and South Suffolk Liberal Democrats, said: “David is a well-known figure in East Suffolk and is a respected councillor for Southwold.

“He is an experienced campaigner, who has successfully fought for the interests of his local communities, and will do the same for South Suffolk.

“Last year, he successfully persuaded the Government to look at a loophole which allows second homeowners to get away without paying either council tax or rates.”


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