Seema Kennedy selected

Seema Kennedy is the South Ribble perspective parliamentary candidate (PCC) for the 2015 General Election, following the decision by the current Member of Parliament, Lorraine Fullbrook, not to stand again for personal reasons in 2015.

Seema, born in Blackburn is married with three sons.  For her, ‘family values’ is not just a catchphrase and she absolutely cherishes family time.

“My father is Persian, and my mother is from an Irish background.  They’ve been married for 42 years now, and they put it down to one thing.  Their shared sense of common values, and in particular their understanding of the role that the extended family play in their lives.”

Seema’s own life story gives her an insight into the experiences of people from a whole range of backgrounds and makes it natural for her to relate to their needs and aspirations. She has used her legal qualification both in working for her own family business with property interests in both South Ribble and Preston and volunteering as an adviser at a law centre, helping those who might otherwise have no access to justice.

As a businesswomen Seema understands the importance of enterprise in society “I firmly believe that recovery in the economy and future development lies in the hands of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Encouraging the creation of jobs in the private sector is one of the best things government can do – and this government is certainly a whole lot better than the last one.”

“Small businesses have always been the backbone of the British economy, and are our only hope for growing our way out of the economic mess left by Labour. Above all, we need to see more business start-ups outside London to help bring jobs and prosperity to all parts of the country.”