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
- Opposing May’s Hard Brexit, keeping Tatton in the Single Market and ensuring a referendum on any Brexit deal
- Fighting the devastating cuts to Cheshire’s schools from the so called “Fair Funding Formula”
- Protecting Macclesfield Hospital and actively campaigning against the disgraceful plans to close the Millbrook unit for mental health and dementia
- 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”