In the June 2017 General Election, I was the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Hertford and Stortford constituency. Before that I was chair of Cambridge Liberal Democrats and on the steering group of the cross-party organisation Cambridge for Europe. In the 2015 General Election I stood for the Liberal Democrats in North West Leicestershire. For political things I am on twitter and facebook.
I cut my teeth politically in the United Reformed Churchs involvement with church and society and was very involved in the ecumenical and multifaith engagement with regional governance in the East of England during the Labour governments experiments with devolution to the English regions, which included serving as Secretary of the East of England Churches Network and East of England Faiths Council.
Below is a collection of political articles with new things added at the top, and articles from the 2015 General Election campaign at the bottom.
The direct address for my blog www.markargent.com/blog. The articles are:
Since 2015 General Election
2015 General Election
I was the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for North West Leicestershire. That election saw a strong swing against the Liberal Democrats, with a parliamentary party of 57 being shrunk to 8, so my not being elected might not have been the biggest surprise.
In the course of the campaign I wrote a number of articles for my campaign web site. Some of these were first published on Liberal Democrat Voice. They were all circulated via the East Midlands Liberal Democrat email list and the campaign facebook page and twitter. They were: