Whigs and Lib Dems announce candidates in MP battle for Mid Beds

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Two new candidates have been announced in the battle for the MP seat in Mid Beds.

Both will be up against former I’m a Celebrity contestant and author Nadine Dorries, from the Conservative Party.

Linda Jack - Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Mid Beds.

Linda Jack - Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Mid Beds.

A political party founded in 1678 that is making a comeback in British politics has announced 47 year old John Guinn as its candidate for the area.

Married John, of Tingrith, has spent most of his life living in Beds and attended schools in Westoning, Flitwick and Ampthill.

He said: “I am standing because, like most people, I am fed up with the behaviour of the major political parties.

“As I saw it, there were only two options. I could either stand on the side-lines, sharing my displeasure with the way things are by posting on social media, or I could have a go at bringing in a fairer society to the UK.

“When I came across the revived Whig Party and saw its values, the decision was made, and here I am.”

The Whigs have pledged to provide a fresh choice to British people in the May General Election and aims to show that everyone can get into politics.

Linda Jack - the woman who famously brandished a set of pink fluffy handcuffs to warn against the coalition in May 2010 - has been appointed as the Liberal Democrats’ hopeful.

She also ran in 2010 and went for the elected job of police commissioner in 2012.

Linda, who was a Bedford Borough councillor for five years, said: “If elected I will not be taking time off while the house is sitting to go to the jungle. I will not be employing members of my family.

“I will be a full time servant for all my constituents, working with the Lib Dems for a society where everyone can get on in life, regardless of their background or circumstances.”

Chairman of Central Beds Lib Dems Richard Kennedy said: “We were delighted and honoured that Linda agreed to stand as our candidate in the election.

“She is a national figure in the Liberal Democrat Party and has made many contributions at Liberal Democratic Conference and to internal policy committees.

“She lives in Mid-Bedfordshire and knows the challenges the constituency faces.”

Also standing in Mid Beds are Labour’s Charlynne Pullen, Gareth Ellis from the Green Party and UKIP’s Nigel Wickens.