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Peter Jones chosen as Liberal Democrat candidate for the General Election

April 28, 2017 1:49 PM
By Chiltern Liberal Democrats
Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Chiltern Liberal Democrats have asked Peter Jones to be their candidate for the snap general election that will be held on 8 June.
Peter is the Liberal Democrat group leader on Chiltern District Council. He has served on the council since 1991 for Chartridge, and since 2003 for Ballinger, South Heath and Chartridge after the CDC boundaries were redrawn. Having previously fought general elections in Milton Keynes and in Aylesbury, Peter is delighted to be given the opportunity to represent the area where he lives.
"Jobs and the economy will always be the key issues - this election is about how we maintain and increase the prosperity of everyone in a post-Brexit world", says Peter. "Like everyone else, I was stunned when I heard that there was going to be a general election. Stupidly I had taken Mrs May at her word when she said that the next election would be in 2020. Mrs May has a mandate for Brexit after the referendum less than a year ago, and the Conservatives have a mandate to govern which still has three years to run. This election strikes me as wholly unnecessary - but if we have to have one, Liberal Democrats will be working for every vote, everywhere"
Away from politics, Peter and his wife Katy have grown-up children and young grand-children - but he still finds time to watch Wycombe Wanderers and also be a football referee at the weekends. He would be better at golf if he played more often, and he represents The Bell at Chartridge in the Chiltern Quiz League.
Peter Jones at Liberal Democrat conference 2016

Peter Jones speaking against HS2 at the Liberal Democrats Conference in 2016