Weston super Mare Liberal Democrats have selected local resident Patrick Keating as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the next general election.
Patrick lives in Blagdon with his wife Lindsay and dogs Junior and Monty. Is a strong believer in community action Patrick is a trustee of the Community Council for Somerset which provides services to rural communities across the county and is a non-parent governor of a local primary School.
A life-long supporter of the Liberal Democrat vision of an open, tolerant and united Britain, Patrick was pushed into action the morning after the Brexit referendum. “The morning after the EU referendum, I thought – did I do enough to fight for what I believe in? So I took action and joined the only party that is fighting to protect Britain’s place in Europe and give the people the final say on the Brexit deal – the Liberal Democrats.”
Two years after having joined the Party, Patrick is now the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Weston super Mare constituency, and will hoping to stand for the at the next North Somerset County Council elections to ensure local residents views and concerns are heard in the council chamber.
Weston-super-Mare Liberal Democrat Chairman Cllr Ray Armstrong said “As a local resident living in the Weston Constituency, I and the local party are looking forward to working with Patrick so that’s Weston, Worle and surrounding villages voice is heard locally and nationally.”
Patrick said: “I am delighted to have been selected to fight the next General Election for the Liberal Democrats. It will be a big challenge, but the Conservative Government is failing the residents of Weston and the villages as the economy and public services are suffering as a result of their policies.”
“The Liberal Democrats have been invigorated by a surge in new members who are passionate about our vision for an open, tolerant and united UK. I encourage anyone thinking about joining to do so, and for new members to get active however they can, whether that’s simply helping with leafletting or standing for the upcoming local council elections. It all makes a huge difference to our community!”
Patrick currently works in public affairs and policy for a multinational car manufacturing company. Working in the automotive industry, and having lived and worked across Europe, Patrick knows first-hand the dangers the Conservative’s hard Brexit poses to jobs and prosperity in the South West of England, as well as the future and opportunities of young people.
Patrick is passionate about the community, and will fight to ensure that the people of Weston, Worle and the villages have access to the services they need and that local business can thrive.