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Peter McDonald is Liberal Democrats candidate for Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket





The Liberal Democrats have announced their new parliamentary candidate for Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket who says the Conservatives are taking the farming community for granted.

Peter McDonald is the CEO of an agriculture start-up in Suffolk and has been a District and County Councillor in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, for four years.

He spent his working life in agriculture and believes the industry is not properly supported in Suffolk.

Peter McDonald is the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. Picture: Submitted
Peter McDonald is the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. Picture: Submitted

He said: “I am delighted to have been selected to fight Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket at the next general election.

“This is an area with an important agricultural community that matters to me a lot, and I have been frustrated at the lack of support in recent years for our local agricultural economy, botched trade deals and a failure to recognise family farms are the back-bone of our agricultural community.

“Conservatives just take the farming community for granted.

“I have experience standing up for people as a local Councillor and have worked a lot with local businesses. Business support in my council area was rated as some of the best in the country during COVID.

“In recent by-elections such as North Shropshire, Tiverton & Honiton and Somerton & Frome the farming community have turned away from Conservatives to elect Liberal Democrat MPs who are on their rural wavelength.

“I look forward to speaking to local residents and campaigning as a different kind of voice for our area after many years of Conservative decline.”