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Lib Dem Leadership hopefuls visit East Midlands

November 4, 2007 10:00 AM

Nick Clegg, Andrew Simpson & Chris HuhneNorthampton Liberal Democrat Councillors and members were among others from across the East Midlands who gathered on Saturday in Derby to hear Lib Dem Leadership hopefuls Nick Clegg MP and Chris Huhne MP. The informal hustings session was part of the East Midlands Lib Dem Regional Conference.

"It was great to hear both candidates set out their stall" said Andrew Simpson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Northampton North, who attended the event.

"Both candidates demonstrated real energy and passion to take the party forward while giving different approaches to the challenge ahead".

Chris Huhne talked about 'changing politics from the ground up and creating a 'Liberal revolution' whilst Nick Clegg spoke of 'reaching out beyond the tired pattern of party politics to connect with people who shared liberal values'.

Party members then had the opportunity to question both candidates on a range of topics

Ballot papers are sent out the Lib Dem members on 17th November with the result being declared on 17th December.