Our Candidate for Hammersmith

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Joyce Onstad

 

Joyce entered politics after many years in International Development to fight for structural change in society. She is passionate about fairness, civil liberties, inclusive economic growth, protecting the environment and human rights.

Joyce, who has a Master’s of Science in Urban Development Planning from University College London, worked for international development organisations such as UNDP and ActionAid, living in a variety of countries such as France, South Africa and the Netherlands.

She founded a strategic leadership consultancy business on her return to London, working with organisations and business leaders from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Kenya, while volunteering in various local non-profit organisations such as Family Friends in Hammersmith and serving as a Trustee for an AIDS charity.

Joyce has been involved in many campaigns, including the fight to remain in the EU, and believes Hammersmith’s interests are best served by close ties to Europe.

Joyce has a vision of a Liberal Hammersmith where the values of equality, fairness, freedom and opportunities for all govern every decision that is taken. A place where businesses prosper, the environment is protected, communities are cohesive and everyone feels that they have a stake in their society.

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Our candidate for Chelsea and Fulham

Louise Rowntree

Louise Rowntree

Chelsea and Fulham

Louise is a lawyer-turned-public affairs and communications consultant who grew up in Chelsea and now lives in Fulham. 

One of the reasons Louise joined the Lib Dems was their pro-European, international and modern outlook – which she wants to give the residents of Chelsea and Fulham the chance to vote for.

Louise worked for several years in Brussels – where she ran Hill & Knowlton’s Trade & Competition department, met her husband and started a family. In 2012 she founded her own, niche, consultancy Rowntree & Associates and moved back to London soon after.

Louise was active in the Brussels Lib Dems, where she started the fun ‘Great Debate’ series of high-profile debates chaired by the Financial Times. Back in London, she could be spotted campaigning on the London Mayoral elections, the EU referendum and other issues. 

For her work, Louise has personally advised heads of state, ambassadors, ministers, multinationals, NGOs, high net worth individuals and law firms. 

Louise is married to Raphael, a Belgian lawyer, and has three boys. 

Contact

 

Email:

louise@hflibdems.org.uk

Telephone:  07472738440
Twitter:

@Louise_Rowntree

Linkedin:

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/louiserowntree

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Six facts you need to know about the EU:

The Liberal Democrats believe Britain's future is brightest within the European Union.  We accept not everything about it is perfect, but the facts speak for themselves.  Here are six of them:Union_Jack-1.jpg

Fact 1. Over 3 million UK jobs are linked to our trade with the EU - that's one in every ten UK jobs.  Source: Office for National Statistics, House of Commons Library

Fact 2. Being in the EU means lower prices in our shops because it's cheaper to trade and there is more choice - saving you on average £450 a year.  Source: European Commission

Fact 3. While being in the EU costs each household less than a pound a day, independent experts estimate the benefits are worth £3,000 a year to the average household, due to lower prices and more jobs, trade and investment.  Source: CBI, Office for National Statistics

Fact 4. We are safer thanks to the European Arrest Warrant because we can arrest criminals across the EU, not just those residing in the UK.  Source: National Crime Agency

Fact 5. 200,000 UK businesses trade freely with other EU countries - helping them create jobs here in the UK.  Source: HMRC

Fact 6. The UK gets £66 million of investment every day from EU countries - creating even more jobs and opportunities for UK families.  Source: Office for National Statistics

 

Can you afford to lose these things if Britain leaves the EU? 

Will you join our Campaign to Keep Britain in Europe?

Sign up here: http://change.libdems.org.uk/europe 

For more information on why Britain is  visit: http://www.strongerin.co.uk/

 

 

 


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