Local member selected as PPC
Richmond (Yorks) Liberal Democrats have selected local member, Philip Knowles as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Party in any forthcoming General Election.
Philip has lived in Richmondshire all his life. He went to school in Leyburn, Hipswell and Richmond before going to the University of Hull. He worked in construction and engineering before going into full-time teaching in 2003.
A passionate advocate for rural issues, he’s campaigned against hospital ward closures, the closing of A&E at The Friarage and for rural transport improvements. He said, “I’m proud to be selected for the constituency that I have lived in all my life. This seat has been a safe Tory seat for far too long and our successes in the local and European elections should be a wake up call. If you think like a liberal, you should vote Liberal Democrats”.