‘Catwalk Model’ Alison Eden taking on Mel Stride to win Central Devon for the Liberal Democrats

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Saturday 7th September 2019 5:32 am
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Alison Eden, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Central Devon, with local LibDem councillors and Liberal Democrat supporters at a recent party meeting held in Crediton. AQ 4039 ()

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AT a meeting of Liberal Democrat campaigners in Crediton on Thursday, August 29, Lib Den candidate for the Central Devon constituency Alison Eden called for profound change to the running of our country.

She said: “It is too easy to see how the Conservatives have and continue to fail the people of South West Devon.

“Our children’s schools don’t receive the funding that children in other counties receive.

“Our public services, our transport and our healthcare services are collapsing meanwhile this government and its PM are heralding tax cuts for the Richard, buying support from the DUP and cutting essential support structures for the weakest. This must stop.”

Alison is a mother, singer and healthcare communications specialist.

She lives in Teignmouth where she is a District Councillor for Teignbridge.

As a councillor, she is used to advocating for residents on a wide range of challenging and personal issues.

Alison has campaigned on political and social matters and has gained much experience in working with community groups and individuals on these campaigns.

“I will be an MP who fights people’s battles for them. I will never put popularity above principle. I am revolted by the sight of so many cowardly politicians whose principles seem to bend with the opinion polls, we should demand better from our elected representatives,” commented Alison.

Alison says that we should be celebrating what taxation can bring. “My vision for our country is one where parents can walk past libraries and parks and GP surgeries and say to their children ‘look what we build for you, look what my job has paid for’.”

Alison re-joined the Liberal Democrats in 2014 on moving to Devon.

“I was first active politically as a teenager when I believed I could unseat Margaret Thatcher through the power of leaflets… Years later, I still have, as do all campaigners, the same zeal and determination.

“My inspiration is the Liberal Democrat goal that ‘no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, by ignorance and by conformity.

“At a time when poverty is increasing, the weight of personal debt is rising and life expectancy is dropping, it has never felt more critical to take a stand for a better world. I invite anybody who feels similarly to join my campaign.”

Alison strode the catwalk for a gender fluid fashion label called “Art School” at London Fashion Week for Men in January 2019 and pictures of her in a white ballgown appeared in many magazines, articles and fashion blogs.

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