Election 2012: Candidate Focus: Greyfriars: Michael Yates

Posted on - 2nd May, 2012 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics

Below is the latest post in our series of Q&As with election candidates standing to be councillors in Preston.


The election takes place on Thursday 3 May 2012 and we’ve emailed this list of questions or posted it through every candidate’s door so you can find out what’s beyond the name on the ballot paper and what they will do for your local area if elected.

Michael YatesFull name? Michael J Yates

Party? Liberal Democrats

Ward? Greyfriars

Occupation? Student Nurse

What has made you decide to stand for election?¬†After becoming a member of my party almost two years ago, I have been a key activist helping my local party and learning from the best in local politics. I love Preston with a passion and feel that fresh, new ideas from someone of my age can help shape Preston into a better city. From key debates to local issues on the doorstep, helping out residents with local issues such as parking, speed limits and dog fouling is something I can help deliver. I am here for YOU the people of Greyfriars and Preston as whole, for too long councillors are being elected and not listening to residents and only turning up at election times with promises they don’t keep. This has to change and I am here to get the ball rolling.

What are the key issues for your ward? The resurfacing of Black Bull Lane, the National Planning Policy Framework and the 20mph speed limit for Black Bull Lane.

If you were elected, how would you keep your constituents informed? Residents in Greyfriars already expect regular Focus leaflets from the Lib Dem team, this is key in getting all information about Preston and local Ward issues. You can contact me via my e-mail: Keep in touch with the Fulwood Lib Dems via or alternatively

Anything else to add? Thank you for the great support on the doorsteps and I hope to be your councillor come May 4th.

View a map below showing the other candidates standing for election in Greyfriars and across the city.

View Election 2012: Local election candidates standing for Preston City Council in a larger map

If you’re a candidate standing for election, please send us your answers to the questions above along with a photo of yourself we can use to go with the piece. Please email it to as soon as possible.

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