Sutton Coldfield Liberal Democrats have announced that Jenny Wilkinson will stand for the party in the next General Election. Jenny previously represented the Lib Dems in the 2017 General Election and was a candidate for the European Parliament earlier this year.
Jenny was born and brought up in Sutton Coldfield and is mum to three young boys. She is actively involved in the local community, including as a school governor and a founding Trustee of FOLIO Sutton Coldfield, which runs a range of events in the town centre library.
The Chair of Sutton Coldfield and Erdington Liberal Democrats, Stephen Allsop, commented, “Jenny has worked tirelessly for Sutton Coldfield over a number of years as a community activist and political campaigner. I know that Jenny is the best candidate to be Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield and will employ her extraordinary work ethic, professionalism and compassion to champion our community. It’s time we had an MP who puts the welfare of their constituents first.”
Jenny says, “It’s a great privilege to have been selected to stand in my home town. There are too many career politicians in Westminster, who have forgotten why they were elected. As someone who is relatively new to politics, I believe I can be a fresh voice in Parliament, standing up for the people of Sutton.
For me, being involved in politics is all about supporting everyone to make the most of their lives. I’m devastated by the damage being done to our country by the current chaos and it’s time for it to end. I feel strongly that things need to change, and the only way change will happen is if you stand up and do something about it, so I’m standing for the Liberal Democrat values of fairness, freedom and tolerance.”