Lib-Dems announce Jarrow candidate
25 year old Tom Appleby to stand in general election
South Tynesiders are getting ready to settle their minds over who might represent the borough’s two constituencies at the next general election, with the Labour Party and the Conservative Party firm in their minds on their candidates, the other parties are now finishing off their selection process.
In Jarrow the Liberal Democrats will be represented by Tom Appleby (pictured) who at 25 years of age will be one of the youngest candidates in this general election, which must be called within the next 13 weeks. Tom is a retail supervisor and is also studying for a law degree at Northumbria University. He is already well experienced in local politics having served as a councillor for the Wylam ward of the now defunct Tynedale district council, along with his older cousin Neil. Tom is keen to work with the three Liberal Democrat councillors currently serving in Hebburn and Pelaw:
“We already have councillors in Pelaw and Heworth in Gateshead and Hebburn in South Tyneside. I will be working with them to ensure the Liberal Democrat message of fairness is heard in the coming election.
“I will also be fighting hard to stop Labour taking the area for granted and to end their decades of complacency.”
A Liberal Democrat candidate has not yet been announced for the South Shields constituency and it is not clear whether or not the South Tyneside Independent Alliance will throw their hat into the ring either.
Via Jonathan Wallace