Lib Dems complete selection for 2019 local elections

The Liberal Democrats have completed and confirmed their candidates for the 2019 local elections.

Lib Dem leader John Leech will lead the 33 candidates into battle across the city, with several Labour marginal seats at risk.

It is the party's most European slate of candidates ever with nearly one in three of those up for election from a country other than the UK.

The Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto, 'Not Putting Up With This Shxt Anymore', last week, with key pledges to scrap the Homeless Tax, reverse the 22% tax increase for the least well off and back a People's Vote.

Liberal Democrat Leader John Leech said:

"I am immensely proud of the hard-working candidates we have selected across the city and local people now have a very real and very clear choice

"Labour's establishment councillors who have let us 
down, endorsed bullying and hateful comments, wasted millions of taxpayer's money, rejected refugees, left our roads in the worst state for decades, ignored the homeless – worse; fined the homeless, and taken our city for granted.

"Or a fresh start with a group of pro-European, committed and dedicated councillors who will turn the Town Hall upside down and get it working for local people.

"Liberal Democrats will re-write the city's housing rules, cut council tax for the least well off, welcome and defend the desperate, fight harder than ever for our place in Europe and serve local people with integrity and honesty.

"If you are sick and tired of the establishment taking you for granted, vote for the only party that can beat that establishment in Manchester. Vote for the Liberal Democrats on the 2nd of May."


Nominations for local elections closed at 16:00 on Wed 03/04/19.

The Liberal Democrats 2019 manifesto can be found here.

There are 33 candidates in 32 wards due to there being two vacancies in Fallowfield ward following the resignation of a sitting Labour councillor.

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