The Conservatives have been out in force this week, campaigning in their respective Wards, delivering leaflets across Southport, with the local elections only a few short weeks away.
The candidates are as follows;
- Michael Shaw – Ainsdale Ward
- Lee Durkin – Birkdale Ward
- Sinclair D’Albuquerque – Cambridge Ward
- Mike Prendergast – Dukes Ward
- Laura Nuttall – Kew Ward
- Thomas de Freitas – Meols Ward
- Pam Teesdale – Norwood Ward
- Bob Teesdale – Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate
- Jade Marsden – Liverpool City Region Mayoral Candidate
Left to Right: Michael Shaw, Bob Teesdale, Pamela Teesdale and Mike Prendergast
They pledge to unlock the door on secretive practices currently being exercised by Labour-led Sefton Council, to open the council up to greater scrutiny from residents and representatives, on the policies which affect our town.
Thomas de Freitas, Lee Durkin, Laura Nuttall, Sinclair D’Albuquerque
The most important aspect of this, they say, is reducing the barriers to information currently being
put up by the Labour Party.
Councillor Tony Brough, Leader of the Conservative group on the Council said; “Regardless of Party, local government representatives should have the best interests of residents at heart, but time and time again the Labour Party demonstrate that this does not include residents in Southport. We believe it’s time for change, and although it won’t come overnight, this local election represents a fantastic opportunity to step in the right direction.
Locally we are performing well and have received hundreds of letters of support, we have a strong crop of popular local candidates who all have the interests of local residents at heart. We will need all of your support come May when we hope to deliver to the opposition a nasty shock.”
Councillor Sir Ron Watson CBE, added; “The Liberal Democrats in Southport have failed to stand up to this poor practice by the Labour Party on Sefton Council, who continue to conceal key information from other local party representatives.
In recent years more and more of Sefton Council’s decision making has been done behind closed doors, the people we are elected to represent have a right to know how and why these decisions are being made. Only a united front in Southport holds the key to unlocking our local democracy for the benefit of the people we represent.”
The Conservatives are standing on a ticket of popular policies, by the time we reach polling day some of their candidates will have been campaigning for nearly two years, pledging to protect green spaces, support local businesses, support the police and invest in roads and infrastructure.
We’ll see how well they get on against Labour and the Liberal Democrats in May.