Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats have chosen local man Councillor Lee Dillon as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Newbury Constituency.
Local members overwhelmingly elected Councillor Dillon to win back the seat from the Conservatives.
Lee is a local family man who has been an activist in the party since he was 15 years old in Thatcham. Both Lee and his wife both work locally and their children go to local schools. Lee’s wider family is long established in the area.
Lee was very politically inspired when he was ten years old and a certain David Rendel knocked on his door in Thatcham. Lee ended up being a councillor in the same ward as David, picking up lots of hints and tips along the way. Lee has since become leader of the Liberal Democrat group on West Berkshire Council, a Mayor of Thatcham, and local party Campaign Chair.
Lee has taken local Conservatives to task for “incompetence” with regard to local developments, while leading the campaign against the “Green Bin Tax”. According to the local Lib Dems, these efforts underpinned their great gains in May when they increased Lib Dem representation on West Berkshire Council almost fourfold and regained control of Newbury and Thatcham Town Councils.