Friday, 9 April 2010
Lord Pendry backs Ladyman in South Thanet
Lord Pendry backs Ladyman in South ThanetLord Pendry, who was born in Broadstairs and raised in Ramsgate has given his backing to Stephen Ladyman in South Thanet. Lord Pendry will be coming to the constituency to help in the campaign.Stephen Ladyman said:"It is kind of Tom to back my campaign. I look forward to him joining me on the campaign trail. He was a great MP and is well known locally.""I also have the support of a former Liberal MP, Bill Pitt, who now lives in Broadstairs and who is encouraging Liberal Democrats not to waste their vote on the Liberal Democrat candidate but to vote Labour instead. This is a two horse race in South Thanet and the Liberal Democrats cannot win."Lord Pendry's press release reads ...Local born Lord Tom Pendry returns to help Dr. Stephen Ladyman.Lord Tom Pendry born in Broadstairs and reared in Ramsgate is returning to Thanet to assist in Dr Stephen Ladyman’s campaign.Lord Pendry who went to school locally played for Ramsgate and Kent School boys’ at football and is currently the President of Ramsgate Football Club. In his lengthy period as a parliamentarian Lord Pendry has served as a Minister in two Labour governments and Shadow minister for sport and Tourism under the late John Smith and Tony Blair for five years before entering the House of Lords.Lord Pendry stated that, “the reason for me coming to my roots is that I believe Stephen Ladyman is one of the most outstanding politicians of recent years and has impressed parliamentarians of every persuasion for his work as a former minister in the Department of Transport. From my many visits to Thanet I also know how hard he has worked and how well he is regarded by the people in Thanet South”.