Local teacher wins Liberal Democrat nomination for Torbay


Paignton-based schoolteacher and former Foreign Office diplomat Lee Howgate has been selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrat Party in Torbay.

The election means Lee will stand for the Liberal Democrats in Torbay at the next General Election.

All members of the Torbay Liberal Democrat party were eligible to vote in the race to choose a successor to Deborah Brewer and well-known former MP Adrian Sanders.

“I am delighted to have been chosen from a strong and talented field. It is fantastic that so many members backed my vision on how we need to change Torbay for the better,” said Lee following the victory. “We need to make clear to Torbay that we are the party of social justice, and the only party to offer a clear way forward on Brexit.”

Lee, who is currently an Assistant Headteacher at Saltash Community School, previously served as a diplomat working with expertise on Russia and the EU. He played rugby for Torquay Athletic and started his teaching career at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School.


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