A letter from me to constituents about my future

26 September 2019

Dear Constituent,

It has been an enormous privilege to have served as the MP for Liverpool Wavertree for almost ten years. I cannot thank my constituents enough for the relationship we have built over the last decade and what we have achieved together.

Liverpool has been my home since 2010. I met my husband in Liverpool and our two children were born here.  During the challenges I have experienced over the past eighteen months, I have been so grateful for the support I have received from the people of Liverpool. I am immensely proud of the city and representing my constituents remains a huge privilege.

Balancing personal and professional responsibilities is complicated for everyone. As a family, we have had to make a decision about how best to navigate work and raising our young children.  After a great deal of thought, we have decided that after the next election – whenever that will be – we will relocate full time to London. I will be standing as the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Finchley and Golders Green.

I extend my support to Richard Kemp, who will be standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Liverpool Wavertree at the next election. He and I share a passion for the Wavertree area, in which he has served as a Councillor for more than two decades. We also share the strongly held view that any sort of Brexit will be hugely damaging to Liverpool as a whole. I will work closely with him and the rest of the dedicated, growing Lib Dem team whilst I am the MP for the area.

I will – as I always have done – represent the people of Liverpool Wavertree to the very best of my ability.  As ever, I will be available during the week and through the weekend. In Parliament, I will persist in standing up to Boris Johnson and his government who are intent on taking us to the No Deal Brexit precipice – with all the serious consequences that would bring for people’s jobs and livelihoods on Merseyside and across the country. I will hold my regular surgeries and, with the support of my team, take up hundreds of cases a month; please come and see me anytime. I am unwavering in my determination to do everything I can to make a positive difference.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Luciana Berger MP