Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blaydon Lib Dems choose candidate

Liberal Democrats in Blaydon constituency have chosen Neil Bradbury as their candidate at the general election.

In a contest between five people, Neil, 33, who lives in Prudhoe, won the hearts and minds of members at a meeting on Saturday 9th May.

Neil is a manager for the Citizen’s Advice Bureaux and is married to Donna. He is a councillor for Prudhoe on Northumberland County Council. He won his seat from Labour last year and is now looking forward to the battle to take Blaydon.

“It is a great privilege to be chosen to stand for the Liberal Democrats in Blaydon,” said Neil after the meeting. “Labour’s majority at the last election was down to just 5,000. That means the seat is within reach of the Liberal Democrats.

“Having already campaigned in the Chopwell and Rowlands Gill by-election in the constituency, and spoken to hundreds of people there, I know just how unpopular Labour are.

“People are desperate for change in Blaydon and they know they can only get it by voting Liberal Democrat.”

The previous Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency, Peter Maughan, had to stand down due to business commitment.

Peter said, “I am delighted Neil has been chosen as our candidate. I know he will work hard for the area and will make a great MP for Blaydon. I am giving him my full backing.”

No comments: