- Shropshire Councillor and Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Ludlow Heather Kidd. Heather praised the work of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, but said Shropshire Council and Severn Trent Water failed to help the most vulnerable during floods.
Heather said “I spent most of Saturday morning trying to get some assistance for vulnerable residents in my ward only to repeatedly hit a brick wall.”
Community campaigner Heather Kidd has been selected to fight for the Liberal Democrats in Ludlow constituency, which includes Bridgnorth, Church Stretton and Bishops Castle, in the forthcoming general election.
She is a formidable campaigner on rural issues with a long-track record of work for South Shropshire.
Heather is the high-profile Shropshire county councillor for Chirbury and Worthen. She regularly lobbies ministers for a fair deal for rural areas as one of the senior members of the UK-wide Local Government Association.
Outside politics, Heather is a former science teacher at Bishops Castle Community College, and has lived in the constituency for 32 years.
“There has never been such an important time to stand up and be counted. The very thought of the effect of a ‘No deal’ Brexit on local farmers and the rural economy has made me want to stand up for the area I love,” Heather Kidd said.
“People need someone to fight their battles in Parliament, and that is what I pledge to do.”