The Liberal Democrat Party has selected it's parliamentary candidate for the Sittingbourne & Sheppey constituency for the next general election.
Frances Kneller, a 69-year-old managing director of a housing consultancy and property management company, has been chosen to stand for the party in a bid to become our local Member of Parliament.
The Lib Dems’ group leader for Swale, and Abbey (Faversham) ward councillor, Hannah Perkin, told SFM News: "Frances is an ambitious and hard-working campaigner who was a key part of the Liberal Democrats’ historic win in Chesham and Amersham. Her background, in housing and advocacy, means she truly understands the difficulties the lack of affordable housing puts onto the shoulders of working families. So I’m looking forward to supporting her as she seeks to deliver the representation people in Sittingbourne and Sheppey deserve.”
It is understood that the Lib Dems have an open selection process where any approved candidate can apply for a seat and the local party decides who they want to represent them.