Lib-Dem tak­ing on Dis­more

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community -

LIB-DEM FRIENDS of Is­rael sec­re­tary Matthew Har­ris has been cho­sen to fight Hen­don for the party at the next gen­eral elec­tion.

Mr Har­ris, 38, works in pub­lic re­la­tions. He was raised in Hamp­stead Gar­den Sub­urb and is an Ox­ford English grad­u­ate. Al­though not af­fil­i­ated to a syn­a­gogue, he is an oc­ca­sional con­gre­gant at shuls in­clud­ing Kol Ne­fesh Ma­sorti in Edg­ware.

“I have a deep knowl­edge of those pol­icy is­sues that most con­cern Jewish res­i­dents, in­clud­ing Is­rael, faith schools and ris­ing an­tisemitism,” he said. “There is ev­ery chance of the Lib­eral Democrats in­creas­ing our sup­port here at the next elec­tion.”

Labour’s An­drew Dis­more will be de­fend­ing the seat. In 2005, his ma­jor­ity was 2,699 over the Tories, with the Lib-Dems trail­ing a dis­tant third.

Matthew Har­ris ( sec­ond right) with party leader Nick Clegg, Mon­roe Palmer and Ed Ford­ham at the Friends’ stall at the Lib-Dem con­fer­ence

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