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Lib Dems select local candidates for General Election

by markjewell on 1 December, 2014



Author: Mark Jewell, Chair Preston and Wyre Liberal Democrats

Tel: 07758 151618

For Immediate Release


LibDems select Local Candidates for General Election

The Preston and Wyre Liberal Democrats have selected their parliamentary candidates for next years general election.

Jo Barton will contest the Preston Parliamentary seat whilst Preston Councillor John Potter will contest the Wyre and Preston North Seat.

Jo Barton is a Councillor in Southport with a strong record of standing up for environmental issues. Jo was born in Chorley and educated in Tarleton and Leyland. She is a mother of 5 children, two of whom have special needs.

Upon being selected Jo said, “I am delighted to be part of a team who seek positive change for Preston.  Worthwhile government is always about the common good and not the irrationality of tribal politics. Representing Preston has huge responsibilities and is certainly not a right. I have always tried to be a catalyst for change and my substantial back ground in local politics speaks for itself. I am a straight talking, hardworking individual who wants the best for the community that I serve and I am delighted to have been chosen to represent the Liberal Democrats here in Preston.”

John Potter is the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats on Preston City Council representing Cadley ward.

Candidate John Potter said, “It’s a huge privilege to be selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Wyre and Preston North. Many years as a councillor and a community activist have taught me that it’s important to fight for what you believe in and I intend to do that for everyone in the constituency.”

Chair of the local party, Mark Jewell, added;-“We are delighted to have two fantastic candidates who will be catalysts for change in their constituencies. Only the Liberal Democrats will create opportunity for everyone by building a stronger economy and a fairer society.”



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