Stephen Williams, the Lib Dem candidate to be the West of England regional mayor, has wished the 4th to be with everyone.
May 4th this year marks polling day for the election for the Mayor of the West of England and Star Wars Day, a day that celebrates the Star Wars film franchise, created by George Lucas.
The new role represents a new Leia of local government, with powers on a par with the Mayor of London.
According to the bookies, the Force is strongest with the Liberal Democrats in an election that is not in a galaxy so far, far away, but in the West of England.
Stephen Williams is a former Bristol MP, local government minister and graduate of the University of Bristol (having passed the Sith grade).
Stephen Williams said:
“The position of the West of England Mayor offers voters A New Hope. Voters can find out more about my plan for the region by reading my manifesto, which they can find on my website, by opening Adobe Wan Kenobi.
“The Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting against the Dark Side to protect the region’s economy from a Hard Brexit and we are the only party that will fight for a Britain that is open, tolerant and united. We believe in the politics of hope rather than the politics of fear. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hateleads to suffering.
“This election is a clear choice between me and the inexperienced, Brexit-defending Tory candidate. I have made sustainable transport and affordable housing my top priorities. Any bus company that wants to operate in the region must be able to make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
“I will bring Bath, North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, together, with one voice. May the 4th be with you.”
A spokesperson for the Rebel Alliance added:
“If you try to Luke for a candidate with more experience than Stephen Williams then you’re looking in Alderaan places. A vote for anyone other than Stephen Williams is a trap!”