Politics is about people. That's why it is so important to chose a candidate who is not only an experienced campaigner, but one who can relate to people and to whom others can relate to. Many people feel let down by politicians and many feel let down by the Liberal Democrats. With me as your candidate, I believe that I can reach out beyond the political divide. I believe I can reach, motivate and inspire not just our members but others - be they local and from outside the constituency, to join our campaign. I believe that with me as candidate, I can overcome some of the negativity many feel towards the Liberal Democrats and make them feel prepared once more to join a truly liberal cause.
That's why I pledge to personally recruit 100 extra volunteers to join our campaign by the end of 2014.