Southport Conservatives have announced their first five candidates to fight this May’s local election.
Former Councillors Tony Brough and Sir Ron Watson CBE will be seeking re-election in their old Ainsdale and Dukes wards- with accountant Jordan Shandley, maritime pilot Captain Mike Morris and retired English teacher Jacky Bliss standing in Meols, Cambridge and Birkdale wards respectively.
The candidates will be standing on a four point “mini manifesto”, pledging to improve public transport, reduce parking charges, keep Council Tax low, and work alongside the Conservative Government to secure a good deal for Southport following Brexit.
Commenting, Cllr Terry Jones (Ainsdale), who serves as the Association’s Deputy Chairman Political said: “I’m really looking forward to working alongside such a strong slate of candidates in the run up to May.
“Our candidates come from all walks of life, but are united by a shared vision for Southport. Residents can trust their Conservative candidates, if elected, to use their considerable combined experience to be loud voices for our town in Sefton.”
Damien Moore MP said: “It’s great to be standing shoulder to shoulder with such an experienced pool of Conservative candidates this spring.
“Our recent success in our campaign for metal detecting wands to keep residents safe in nightclubs in our town shows what effective teamwork between MP and Councillors can achieve- and I know with greater Conservative representation at a local level we can deliver even more for everyone in Southport.”