Party Political – General Election Press Release (not fact checked)
The Liberal Democrats have announced that Allestree-born environmentalist and policy expert Felix Dodds is standing for the party as Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Derbyshire.
“Lib Dems are the only party who can solve the mess in Westminster and I’m excited to stand in Mid-Derbyshire,” says Felix. “Britain’s future is bright if we remain; a stronger NHS, new jobs and industries, a cleaner and safer planet. But only if we put aside the divisive politics and unite together.”
In 2019, Felix was the UK’s candidate to serve as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and previously led a successful coalition to secure a goal on sustainable cities and communities in the UN’s global sustainable development goals against the opposition of the UK Government.
He has worked on negotiations on issues ranging from plastics pollution to tourism, from green financing to climate change. Felix previously served as Executive Director of UK-based Stakeholder Forum which elevates the voices of communities and experts into global, multilateral debates and builds successful coalitions for change.
His advocacy work has won widespread praise from international leaders, MPs and ministers, and policy experts, including former U.S. Vice President and leading environmentalist Al Gore who said Felix’s efforts “will serve as a model for others throughout the world.”
His work with the Liberal Democrats extends back decades. “Felix has been a key advisor to me on environmental matters and I have valued his assistance, knowledge, and campaigning skills,” said the late Paddy Ashdown, who served as leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 to 1999.
With an election on December 12th, remain voters are looking to Liberal Democrats for leadership.
“Voters want a government focused on the big challenges of the day, they’re ready for Brexit to be over,” says Richard Salmon, the Liberal Democrat’s agent in Mid Derbyshire. “This campaign is about remaining in the EU and seizing the opportunities afforded to improve our health, strengthen our economy, and stop climate change.”