Libertarian Party fields youngest ever candidate for Parliament

July 7, 2009 12:32pm CST
NEWS RELEASE Libertarian Party fields youngest ever parliamentary candidate at Norwich North Thomas Burridge, aged 18, is the Libertarian Party candidate for the upcoming Norwich North by-election, and is set to make history as the youngest person ever to contest a Westminster seat. Thomas was accepted offically by the Returning Officer today. Thomas is aware that his age may raise a few eyebrows. “People may ask what can I possibly know about anything at my age? Well, one thing I do know is that Labour excesses have left my generation with a massive debt that will take generations to pay off.” “It’s all the more painful because we were not given any say in the decisions that have forced us to spend the rest of our lives in debt.” “Currently, the Tories and Labour are squabbling about cutting state spending by a pathetic 5 per cent. Whereas, the Libertarian Party want to scrap the whole rotten system. A system that has given us high personal taxes, squalid services and a corrupt parliament.” “I may not win this time, but I will be back in five years, and in another five years, if necessary. By which time, the guilty ones will be wallowing in their generous pensions – while my generation – The Debt Generation – will still be paying back the money that was squandered.” The Libertarian Party believes in individual liberty, personal responsibility and freedom from government. Its most prominent policy is to scrap income tax, and transfer taxes to non-essential goods, leaving items such as food, heating and rent tax-free. ENDS For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact the Libertarian Party Norwich North Campaign Office on 01603 850573 or the media enquiries mobile on 07505 228618. Further details are available on our campaign website: Alternatively, visit the Libertarian Party website:
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
7 Jul 09
Good for him! It is great to see this movement not only winning seats, but taking hold world wide. We have managed to have a few libertarian congressional seats in the past, but I think in the next round of congressional elections here, we are going to see a large influx of alternate parties. People are slowly waking up here to the 2 party- left/right wing lie.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
7 Jul 09
The Libertarian party is the future for both of our respected countries, and this is good to see a 18 year old leading the way. I hope he is elected to your parliament, what do you think is his odds of election? With all of the negativity towards Labor will power just go back to the old stand by Conservative party or will Great Britain wake up and elect a true reform party?
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I hope he wins, from what I read he sounds like he would make a great leader. We need more people like him in office.