Liberal Democrats reveal general election candidate for North West Norfolk
- Credit: Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats have picked their candidate to fight for North West Norfolk at next month's general election.
Rupert Moss-Eccardt was the unanimous pick of the North West Norfolk branch of the party to battle for the seat on June 8.
Mr Moss-Eccardt grew up in West Norfolk but now lives in Queen Adelaide in Cambridgeshire, where he works as a security consultant.
He said: 'I am looking forward to taking the Liberal Democrat message on how to change Britain for good, to the towns and villages of North West Norfolk, arguing for an alternative to Theresa May's hard Brexit, proper funding for health and social care, for a fair voting system and to protect the pension triple-lock.
'I will fight for a fair deal for North West Norfolk, for decent public service provision and will be an advocate for the vulnerable members of our community.'
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Mr Moss-Eccardt stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner in 2012 and 2016. He also fought the seat of South West Norfolk two years ago, where he came fourth in a contest won by Conservative Elizabeth Truss.
A former Cambridgeshire county councillor, Mr Moss-Eccardt unsuccessfully stood for Soham North and Isleham in last week's county council elections.
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He said he supports environmental sustainability and conservation and would always oppose waste incineration in West Norfolk.
He said he wanted to see better transport links in North West Norfolk would improve economic development and to protect and expand health and social care provision, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and the Fermoy Unit.
He said, if elected, he would campaign for North West Norfolk to get a 'fair deal' from borough and county councils, plus from Westminster to 'enable communities to thrive as open and tolerant places to live, work or visit.'
Other candidates confirmed for North West Norfolk are Henry Bellingham (Conservative) and Jo Rust (Labour).