Antoinette Sandbach MP has joined the Liberal Democrats and has accepted our invitation to be the Liberal Democrat General Election candidate for Eddisbury this December.

Antoinette’s Campaign Launch in Farndon

For more information about Antoinette’s campaign click HERE

EWV Lib Dem Chair Mark Ireland-Jones commented “I am very pleased to welcome Antoinette Sandbach as both our latest member and our candidate for the 2019 General Election. She has been an excellent constituency MP which is a message we hear loud and clear from voters on the doorstep and our local party executive was unanimous in welcoming her this week.

Jo Swinson has been brave in welcoming people from across the political spectrum and recruiting politicians with the integrity and calibre of Antoinette is a clear vindication of that strategy. I am proud to be part of this change in British politics and along with our members, we will be enthusiastically putting across this vision to the people of Eddisbury.

A lot has been written about the abuse that politicians face, especially female candidates, and we must lead by example in this campaign. My experience from canvassing is that the vast majority of voters are not trolls and simply want politicians to present their message in a reasoned and measured manner. Compromise is not a dirty word and is central to a functioning democracy whilst the talk of ‘red lines’ and ‘betrayal’ is not a reflection of what real voters want from their politicians.”

As for the next 6 weeks, we will now be fighting a seat currently held by a Lib Dem, this means we will be getting central party support and we will be a high profile seat both locally and nationally, we will be in touch about the details but we hope that everyone can contribute to this effort. The party will throw everything they can into the campaign.

In Weaver Vale, I want to assure you that we remain committed to running a high profile campaign with Daniela Parker and we aim to win there too, We have just completed delivery of 35,000 leaflets and are getting excellent feedback. Our high profile in the next-door constituency can only benefit us in Weaver Vale.

Ian Priestner commented

I am delighted to offer her my support and will be working closely with her to help deliver an outstanding result for our residents and to make sure she is elected as Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Eddisbury.

Any help you can give Antoinette or the Campaign would be greatly appreciated.’

Both our Parliamentary Candidates ready for the General Election

Ian Priestner and Daniela Parker at Lib Dem Conference in September 2019
Ian Priestner and Daniela Parker at the Lib Dem Conference September 2019

It’s great to see we have two excellent and very active parliamentary candidates for the next General Election !! Ian Priestner LibDem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Eddisbury fought the 2015 and 2017 Elections and is a well known and successful local campaigner. He is especially well known for his campaign to reopen Tarporley Railway Station HERE

In Weaver Vale, Daniela Parker was formally selected as our Parliamentary Candidate in the Summer at a packed meeting in Frodsham. Her campaign team have been very busy ever since and the feedback from local residents has been great.

With a large active membership base in both constituencies and after very successful local and European elections ( we beat Labour and the Conservatives in both constituencies ), we are confident of our best results for many years. General Election? Bring it on !!

Weaver Vale Parliamentary Candidate Hustings

Daniela Parker became our acting Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Weaver Vale in December 2018. Since then she has been campaigning hard for the Lib Dems in Weaver Vale by canvassing on the doorstep, contributing articles in the local press and increasing her social media presence.

Our increased vote share in the recent local elections in Cheshire West and Chester and the European elections are testaments to our hard work and dedication locally and nationally.

We now need to formally confirm Daniela as our parliamentary candidate for the next General Election whether that be quite soon or as scheduled in 2022.

We have a Weaver Vale PPC Selection Meeting at 7.30 pm on the 15th July at Frodsham Community Centre.

The meeting is open to Lib Dem Members and Supporters though only Weaver Vale Members will be able to vote.

Euro Elections 2019 -THANK YOU!

The Liberal Democrats had a brilliant night when the European Election votes were counted.

In the North West we won two MEP seats – our best ever result. We won the most votes of any party in the boroughs of South Lakeland, Stockport and Trafford.

Returning former MEP Chris Davies is joined by Jane Brophy.

Nationwide we scored our best ever result in a EU election by some margin, taking 20% of the vote – our previous best had been 14.4% in 2004.

That translated into 16 MEPs – our largest ever group. Across London we topped the poll taking three seats, while overseas our fellow European Liberal (ALDE) parties won the most votes across the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Estonia.

Nationwide we beat Labour and the Conservatives by a clear margin and underlined our position as the principal party of Remain.

Thank you to everyone who gave us their support on Thursday 23 May.

Great Local Election results in Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) and Cheshire East

We achieved our best set of local elections for many years locally and of course nationally and these give us a great springboard for the Euro Elections on 23rd May.

In Cheshire West, we now have two Councillors up from none 4 years ago.!

The Council is now in No Overall Control and we will use our influence to campaign on the issues we care about most.

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts was elected to serve his community of Farndon – making him the second Lib Dem member after Malcolm Gaskill beat Stephen Burns, Labour, and former CWAC deputy chairman, by just 11 votes to represent Winsford Swanlow.

Malcolm Gaskill

In Cheshire East our Chair Mark Ireland- Jones built on his superb campaign at last year’s by-election and got very close to taking Bunbury Ward and Richard Derricutt gave Tory Council Leader Cllr Bailey a scare coming up only 78 votes short in Audlem! Overall we added 2 councillors in Cheshire East doubling our representation to 4 on what is now a hung council.

In Tarvin and Kelsall Ward a great campaign from Ted Lush and John Edwards meant we came within 25 votes of winning one seat in the ward

We fielded 80 candidates across Cheshire in the local elections on May 2nd.

There were 30 candidates in Cheshire East and 50 across Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC). This was a record number in recent elections and demonstrates the strength of the Party.

All our candidates worked hard and achieved excellent results and we now have a solid membership and campaigner base to build on.

Its a great springboard for the European Elections on May 23rd and we are working hard for those now too.

If you want to help us get in touch HERE

Please follow us Facebook HERE or Twitter HERE.

Richard Dawson. Online Campaign Coordinator

Chester West and Chester (CWaC) and Cheshire East 2019 Campaign

We are fielding 80 candidates across Cheshire in the local elections on May 2nd.

There are 30 candidates in Cheshire East and 50 across Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC). This is a record number in recent elections and demonstrates the strength of the Party.

A Lib Dem team canvassing in Kelsall supported by Daniela Parker (centre) Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Weaver Vale.

With over 100,000 members and registered supporters, we now have a larger membership base than the Conservatives.

Our candidates are campaigning on a wide range of issues, many specific to the local Wards but there are huge issues in both Councils relating to governance with Council Officers suspended in Cheshire East, planning and leasehold issues in new properties in Northwich and the environment where we opposed to fracking.

The Lib Dems are funded locally by member donations, we are not beholden to large private or business donations and voters can be reassured we are acting in their best interests.

Daniela Parker, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Weaver Vale, commented:

“Lib Dems have been actively campaigning over Brexit and local issues over the last few years and our candidates have a built up a reputation for working hard all year round and not just at election time. We believe that we are in a strong position to win seats on both Councils and the feedback on the doorstep is that our messages resonate with people looking for better local services.”

Please contact our Press Officer Malcolm Gaskill on (01606863575 or [email protected] ) if you have any queries.

Mark Ireland-Jones
Chair

Our Farndon Campaign for the May Elections is in full swing !

In Farndon Ward, Paul Roberts and his team have delivered our latest FOCUS leaflet,

We are putting together a strong experienced team of candidates across Cheshire West in May 2019.

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

To download a copy of the latest Farndon Ward Focus click HERE.

Our Northwich Winsford and Tarvin+Kelsall teams have been very busy !!

 

We have put together a strong experienced team of candidates to fight the Cheshire West Council elected in 2019

We have already delivered the 1000s of FOCUS leaflets during the year. Currently, our teams in Northwich Winsford and Tarvin,Kelsall&Delamere wards have been delivering the first of our Focus Leaflets for 2019.

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

You can download your copy of the focus for Northwich HERE, Tarvin and Kelsall HERE and Winsford HERE and HERE

Daniela Parker Announced as Weaver Vale PPC for next General Election

The Lib Dems constituency Party in Weaver Vale are pleased to announce that they have selected Daniela Parker as their prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC).

Our previous candidate Paul Roberts who is standing in the CWaC 2019 local election for the ward of Farndon commented “I am delighted that Daniela – who lives in the constituency – has been appointed as the Weaver Vale PPC. I’m sure she will make a real impact and get a much improved Lib Dem result at the next General Election, whenever it happens”.

Daniela said “I am thrilled to have been selected as the PPC for Weaver Vale. I am committed to working with all the members of the local community and demonstrating that our Party’s policies can deliver a real improvement in people’s lives. Whether that is campaigning against Fracking in our constituency to a fair funding model for our NHS I believe we offer a much-needed alternative to the Labour and the Tories who are being dictated to by the extremists in their parties.

I am delighted to already have been able to start putting together my campaign team, and in the new year we will start planning our campaign strategy with my goal to become the Liberal Democrat MP for Weaver Vale”.

Background
Daniela lives in Cheshire with her husband and daughter and works within the Charitable sector with Victims and Witnesses of Crime. She read Psychology at the University of Wales, Bangor and went on to work for 12 years with substance misusing offenders in custody and supporting them in their recovery.

Daniela is active in her local community and has worked with her neighbours to improve the appearance of their urban village and campaign for safer roads as well as objecting to more housing developments in the area.

Daniela is passionate about a number of issues including healthcare and in particular improving the provision of mental health services. As well as the criminal justice system, including both the rehabilitation of offenders and the experience of victims and witnesses. As the daughter of an Italian father and a British mother she classes herself as pro European, and has been campaigning for an ‘Exit-from-Brexit’.

May 2019 Local Elections Campaign Update : Farndon Ward Campaign well underway!

Paul Roberts and Daniela Parker were out canvassing again this morning. This time in support of Paul’s campaign for the May 2019 elections for CWAC Farndon Ward. Paul was joined by Jane Dodds Leader of the Welsh Lib Dem’s !! Daniela says ‘It was excellent discussing campaigning strategy with her and picking up ideas for our campaigns across Weaver Vale and Eddisbury. We are looking forward to renewed campaigning in 2019 and raising the Lib Dem profile across the area’

Our latest Farndon Ward Focus Leaflet was delivered in November and can be downloaded HERE 

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.