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Wera Hobhouse

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Wera Hobhouse was the Liberal Democrats candidate in the constituency of Bath in the 2017 General Election. Our volunteers have been adding information on Wera Hobhouse - here's everything we know so far!

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Wera was born in Hanover, Germany and came to Britain in 1990 having met and married her English husband, William Hobhouse.

She has had several diverse successful careers: as a radio journalist, a professional artist and, in the UK, as a teacher of modern languages. She is fluent in English, German and French.

Wera started her political life in Rochdale, where as a councillor she fought tireless against the building of 600 new homes and a children’s nursery on asbestos-contaminated land, ultimately winning this 7-year battle.

She is perhaps best known for her pro European and Internationalist views. She is strongly opposing to the brutal and destructive hard version of Brexit that Theresa May has chosen for us.

Politically Wera’s other passion is the environment: encompassing traffic congestion, the pollution it causes and damage to the health of Bath’s residents.

Wera is noted for her strong and deep rooted principles and she is bold and fearless in her defence of them. Many remark on her boundless energy and ability to get things done. She is intelligent, competent and thoughtful, and in no sense would she be ‘lobby fodder’ as an MP.

Wera and William have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, aged 20 to 27 years and live in central Bath.

This statement was added by Wera Hobhouse, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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Wera Benedicta Hobhouse (née von Reden; born 8 February 1960) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bath, having been elected at the 2017 general election by a majority of 5,694.

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Born: 1960-02-08, Hannover
Previous job: Councillor / Teacher

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Bath
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
  • 2010: The 2010 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton

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