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Kishan Selected to Take Historic Safe Seat From Tories in Wales

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Liberal Democrats at Montgomeryshire with Kishan Devani

Kishan Devani FRSA, one of the rising stars from the British-Asian community, has been selected to win back a historic safe Lib Dem seat in Wales from Tories…. Reports Asian Lite News

Kishan Devani FRSA

The Liberal Democrats have chosen their Parliamentary candidate for Montgomeryshire in anticipation of a general election. At the biggest meeting of Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats for many years, Kishan Devani has been chosen as the candidate.

Former Conservative Mr Devani joined the Liberal Democrats due to the Conservatives move to the right. He is a former teacher and the son of Ugandan Asian refugees.

Speaking after the meeting in Welshpool Town Hall Mr Devani said: “I am delighted and honoured that Montgomeryshire Lib Dem members have placed their trust in me.

“I am determined that we will bring Montgomeryshire home to its liberal roots. There is no longer a place in the Conservatives for compassionate, moderate people who do not share the hard-right Conservative obsession with the UK crashing out of the European Union with no deal. A destructive move that will do huge damage to rural communities like Montgomeryshire.”

“Kishan will bring huge energy and enthusiasm to the campaign. After Jane Dodds fantastic win in Brecon and Radnorshire just a month ago we will be targeting Montgomeryshire to bring it back to the Liberal Democrats.”

Kishan Devani with Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson

Richard Church, the Chair of Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats added: “Kishan will bring huge energy and enthusiasm to the campaign. After Jane Dodds fantastic win in Brecon and Radnorshire just a month ago we will be targeting Montgomeryshire to bring it back to the Liberal Democrats.”

Conservative Glyn Davies captured the seat from Lib Dems in 2010 with a margin of just 1000 plus votes. He gradually increased that to 9,285 in the last election. The Brexit has changed the political landscape in Wales. Davies is not contesting in the next election and the Lib Dems strong Remain stand will attract more to the Lib Dem fold.

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