General Election 2015: Liberal Democrats name Preston candidates as Jo Barton and John Potter

Posted on - 9th December, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Politics, Preston News
Jo Barton contests the Preston seat

Jo Barton contests the Preston seat

The Liberal Democrats have unveiled their candidates for two Preston seats in the general election.


A councillor from Southport, Jo Barton, has been picked to fight the Preston seat.

Preston city councillor John Potter contests the Wyre and Preston North seat.

Barton was born in Chorley and went to school and college in Tarleton and Leyland.

She said: “I am delighted to be part of a team who seek positive change for Preston. Worthwhile government is always about the common good and not the irrationality of tribal politics. Representing Preston has huge responsibilities and is certainly not a right.

“I have always tried to be a catalyst for change and my substantial back ground in local politics speaks for itself. I am a straight talking, hardworking individual who wants the best for the community that I serve and I am delighted to have been chosen to represent the Liberal Democrats here in Preston.”

John Potter contests Preston North and Wyre

John Potter contests Preston North and Wyre

Potter currently represents the Cadley ward of the city, in Fulwood.

He said: “It’s a huge privilege to be selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Wyre and Preston North. Many years as a councillor and a community activist have taught me that it’s important to fight for what you believe in and I intend to do that for everyone in the constituency.”

Chair of the local party, Mark Jewell, said: “We are delighted to have two fantastic candidates who will be catalysts for change in their constituencies. Only the Liberal Democrats will create opportunity for everyone by building a stronger economy and a fairer society.”

Do you think the Lib Dems have a chance in Preston? What do you think of the selections? Let us know in the comments below

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