MP candidate goes for protest vote in Hallam at election

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A Sheffield dad with no previous political experience is set to stand against Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the general election next year.

Carlton Reeve, aged 44, from Fulwood, plans to stand as an Independent candidate in the Sheffield Hallam constituency.

He said he decided to stand against Mr Clegg because people were feeling ‘let down’ by the Liberal Democrat leader’s tuition fees pledge before the last election.

Mr Reeve, a media company owner, said: “I live and work in Sheffield Hallam, my children go to school here, my GP surgery is here and I care about what happens here.

“I believe people are fed up with being let down by the big parties and their broken promises and damaging policies.

“I’m hoping these people will support me in saying no to another round of pre-election pledges and post-election disappointment.”

Mr Reeve has met with experts to discuss Government policies.

He is recruiting volunteers and has launched a crowd-funding campaign in a bid to raise £2,000 to support his campaign.

n Email carlton@carltonreeve.co.uk to invite the candidate to events.