General Election Candidates Announcement

Date: Monday 8th May 2017
NEWS RELEASE
LIB DEMS ANNOUNCE WORKINGTON AND COPELAND PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES

West Cumbria Liberal Democrats have announced their Parliamentary Candidates for Workington and Copeland.

Rebecca Hanson, who fought the recent Copeland by-election, will be standing in Copeland again. Phill Roberts will be the parliamentary candidate in Workington.

Rebecca Hanson is well-known for her campaigning work to save services at West Cumbria Hospital. She has an impressive professional and political track record both in West Cumbria and at national level. She became the County Councillor for Cockermouth North in last Thursday’s election after achieving a 34% swing to the Liberal Democrats.

Phill Roberts was Chair of Cumbria Liberal Democrats and is a prominent local campaigner on many issues. He achieved a 33% swing to the Liberal Democrats in the Aspatria County Council division last Thursday.

West Cumbria Liberal Democrats Chair Elizabeth Barraclough said:
“I’m delighted to have such excellent candidates in place for the general election on June 8th.

“Liberal Democrats will be campaigning hard on our key policy issues which include an extra £6bn per year ring-fenced for the NHS, improving provision for care and for public health, and challenging the damaging aspects of Brexit.

“We’ve had a huge surge in Liberal Democrat membership here in West Cumbria and many of our new members can’t wait to start campaigning in this election.”

ENDS

Contact for Workington:
Elizabeth Barraclough. 017687 72771. Mobile 07786 347 002
elizabeth.barraclough@newcastle.ac.uk
Contact for Copeland:
Roger Putnam. 01946 723 361 Mobile 07896 957 557. rogerputnam@uwclub.net

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