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Bath MP, Wera Hobhouse, guest of honour at Chippenham Liberal Democrat Annual Dinner

October 30, 2017 12:00 PM

Wera and HelenBath's newly elected MP, Wera Hobhouse, was guest of honour at the Chippenham Constituency Liberal Democrat Annual Dinner in Bradford on Avon on Saturday night (Oct 28th).

Liberal Democrats from across the area gathered in the town's St Margaret's Hall for a three course dinner, an auction of promises and a speech from Wera Hobhouse.

Wera Hobhouse, who won the Bath constituency for the Liberal Democrats in June, is the Liberal Democrats' local government spokesperson and a member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the European Union.

In her speech she explained how she has campaigned for more social housing and for an 'updated' referendum on Brexit once people could see the potential problems, such as massive delays for traffic travelling to France.

Lib Dem candidate for Chippenham Constituency in the 2017 General Election, Helen Belcher, also attended the dinner and said:

"Guests at the dinner really appreciated hearing Wera's views on the difficult issues to be tackled as we prepare to leave the EU. It was also encouraging to hear her repeat the Lib Dem call for a referendum on the final deal, so that the public has a final say.

"The dinner was also an opportunity to fundraise for the next General Election campaign. Wera's success in Bath shows that Liberal Democrats can win in this area, and her work in Parliament shows how effective a local MP can be."