Russell Field - Coventry North East

Russell Field

Local activist and former city councillor, Russell Field, has been chosen as the parliamentary candidate for the Coventry North East constituency at the General Election on 8th June 2017.

Russell was born and grew up in Coventry North East, attending Wyken Croft and Caludon Castle schools. He lives and works in the constituency for a local building society as an IT Professional, and was a Councillor in Upper Stoke for 8 years. In his spare time, he volunteers as a Director of Stoke Heath Community Centre Charitable Trust, of which he is currently the Chair. He has stood before in the constituency in the previous three elections.

Russell said, "I am very pleased to have been chosen to stand again in the constituency I live and grew up in. This area has a lot of low-income households and hard working families that have been seriously neglected by the current Conservative government.

"The Conservatives are determined on a Hard Brexit, which will damage Britain's trade and hurt jobs in Coventry. Any hit to the economy will also reduce the available funding to the NHS through the tax system and I am extremely disappointed that Jeremy Corbyn is supporting them in this.

"Clumsy and brutal Conservative cuts are damaging people's lives and have caused an NHS crisis. I am very pleased that Liberal Democrats plan to put 1p on income tax to save the NHS.

"It is becoming increasingly clear the only clear and coherent alternative to this government is the Liberal Democrats. We are the only party fighting for an open, tolerant and united Britain."