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Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate George Cunningham's Statement on the Election Result for North Thanet constituency.

May 8, 2015 1:12 PM

George Cunningham, with his daughter Constance, at Thanet election countThe citizens of North Thanet and Herne Bay have spoken.

My congratulations to Sir Roger Gale for winning the seat yet again. You have been the MP here for over thirty years. The result shows the respect you are held in by the citizens of North Thanet and Herne Bay.

The Liberal Democrats fought the election campaign promoting moderate, compassionate and progressive values and ideas These are the values which Britain is admired for around the world. Long may this be so.

Both Thanet and Herne Bay are great places to live. They need to remain open to Europe and the world..I am convinced that Manston Airport is part of that future.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank my family, activists and those who donated money to both my cause and that of my district council candidates. Lynne O'Donoghue, our local East Kent party chair, made a huge contribution. My thanks too to Seth Proctor, my election agent.

The game is by no means over. We have recruited many new members locally. We will be much better placed to take on the main parties next time.