Copeland Conservatives field full slate of candidates ahead of local elections
Copeland Conservatives are fighting for every vote in next month’s local elections as the group revealed that they have fielded a full slate of candidates in next month’s local elections.
The group are the only party to field a full slate of 33 candidates, plus Copeland Mayoral candidate Ged McGrath before the public goes to the polls on May 2.
Commenting Ged, who is a councillor in Millom, said only his party is standing up for the whole of the region.
He said: “Labour aren’t standing candidates in Seascale and Gosworth or Bekermet ward, basically denying residents there their democratic right to vote for their preferred party.
“We’re the only party offering every single resident across the whole of Copeland a choice.”
Former Millom postmaster Ged added that his group’s manifesto works for everyone across Copeland.
He said: “As a local resident myself I know the issues that matter to local people here. The Conservatives want a Copeland we can be proud of.
“If elected we will pledge to keep Council Tax low. The issue of having more affordable homes is one we have also encountered speaking to people on the doorstep. We will also work with planners to build the right mix of homes, which are near to local people’s friends and family.
“We would also want to see more investment in our rural communities and villages, which would mean more and better employment opportunities for local residents, as well as making the best use of our buildings, working with planners to bring derelict buildings back into full use.
“In these elections, the choice is clear, a vote for the Conservatives, better services and lower taxes or a vote for Labour and higher council tax and worse services.”