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 Record Turnout At Lib Dem Adoption Meeting

Whilst the snap election called by Theresa May last week left Tatton Labour and Conservative parties scrambling for a suitable candidate the Liberal Democrats have shown full support for their Tatton Candidate Gareth Wilson.

Gareth Wilson, of Mobberley, showed true opposition and leadership in the 2015 election where he faced Conservative heavyweight George Osbourne for what has been considered a ‘safe’ Tory area for decades.

 

Gareth has continued to fight for the community and his recent win to stop an unsustainable housing project in Mobberley has elevated his position in the local community.

 

The obvious choice as Lib Dem candidate for the upcoming snap election the Liberal Democrats organised a fast adoption meeting and invited members old and new to attend. The attendance far exceeded expectations as which is in line with new memberships that has tripled

 

Gareth outlined the 4 pillars of his Manifesto for Tatton, specifically

 

  1. Opposing May’s Hard Brexit, keeping Tatton in the Single Market and ensuring a referendum on any Brexit deal
  2. Fighting the devastating cuts to Cheshire’s schools from the so called “Fair Funding Formula”
  3. Protecting Macclesfield Hospital and actively campaigning against the disgraceful plans to close the Millbrook unit for mental health and dementia
  4. Defending Tatton’s environment through protecting green belt, stopping fracking under resident’s home and campaigning against HS2

 

The main issue brought up by members was that of Brexit, Tatton was 55% remain and as such feel disenfranchised by the current Conservative and labour leadership. Members discussed the support from various local industries, from Farming to Pharma all with Brexit as their main priority.

 

Gareth said after the meeting:

 

“What a fantastic turnout to a hastily arranged meeting.  People who have never been involved with politics are flocking to us as they fear the Britain they love is under threat from Brexit, intolerance and ideological cuts from this deeply right wing government.  We haven't seen anything like this since Martin Bell was elected.”

 

“I believe we have the supporters and enthusiasm to take this seat from a complacent Tory party”

VICTORY! - 4 Hours Of Free Parking Agreed At Knutsford Hospital

VICTORY! - 4 Hours Of Free Parking Agreed At Knutsford Hospital

Cheshire East NHS Trust are planning to impose parking charges on visitors to Knutsford Community Hospital from April 2015. The hospital is used by many residents with chronic health conditions that require regular tests, meaning some people could pay large amounts in parking charges over the year. It amounts to a tax for being ill. Furthermore, all revenue from fines imposed goes to ParkingEye, the contractor managing the site, not the hospital.