Lib Dem choice for Harwich

LIBERAL Democrats in Harwich has chosen a financial services adviser who was born and raised in the constituency to challenge Labour at the General Election.

LIBERAL Democrats in Harwich has chosen a financial services adviser who was born and raised in the constituency to challenge Labour at the General Election.

Keith Tully, 53, who is vice-chairman of Ramsey and Parkeston parish council, has been leading the campaign to dual the A120 from the Port of Harwich to Colchester.

"I shall be no paper candidate – the Liberal Democrats are out to do as well as possible," says Mr Tully. Harwich is a Labour-Conservative marginal, won by MP Ivan Henderson in 1997 and retained with an increased majority in 2001.

Conservative candidate is Douglas Carswell while the UK Independence Party has selected Euro MP Jeffrey Titford to fight the seat at the General Election, which is expected to be on May 5.


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"I sought the nomination because I am totally opposed to the war on Iraq. Tony Blair is no longer trusted and I believe I have a real chance of winning.

"I shall be campaiging on crime, vandalism, pensions, health and the axing of the council tax."

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Mr Tully, who describes himself as a single parent, has raised two children on his own. He works in financial services in Sudbury.

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