I am Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Leeds Central.
Please vote Lib Dem to Stop Brexit:
This is why I am standing:
Like thousands of other Britons, I joined the Liberal Democrats after the Brexit referendum, when it became clear that an inept Tory government and a divided Labour opposition were a direct threat to my family. Three years on and that threat still exists.
I live the trauma of Brexit every day with my wife. I met her thirteen years ago – me from England, her from Hamburg. We married one month before the referendum. Our son is 21 months old. He is British and German – and a proper ‘Yorkshire Lad’, as it says on his vest. When he is old enough, I hope to be able to tell him about how our country united, coming together to do the right thing, before it was too late.
I first moved to Leeds in 2009. I am proud to work at Leeds University and to live in Hyde Park. Every morning, I feel that pride in our city when – surrounded by thousands of students – I walk across Woodhouse Moor to work.
My work at the University focuses on Britain’s security. On the two greatest foreign policy disasters of our time – the Iraq War and Brexit – the Liberal Democrats are the only significant party to have been on the right side of both. If the government had listened to us in 2003 there would have been no Iraq War. There is still time on Brexit.
Until recently I was normal enough not to be a member of a political party. But in an era of Trump, Brexit, and populism, it is vital to stand up and take action. I am running to defend our liberal values and protect European families, friends, and colleagues. Together, we can Stop Brexit.
Dr Jack Holland
Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Leeds Central