George Selmer selected for Lib Dems in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Liberal Democrats have selected a local jobs expert as their candidate for the upcoming Parliamentary by-election in the constituency.

George Selmer, who grew up and went to school in Middlesbrough, has outlined his plan for the town – focusing on jobs, housing and safeguarding local facilities under threat from Labour cuts.

Commenting on his selection, George said:

We need an MP who will tackle the shocking local housing problems and who will fight against the cuts imposed by the Labour council.

Most importantly, we need an MP who will work to bring more jobs and investment to the area. I’ve spent my career helping people back into work and I can do the same for Middlesbrough.

You only have to look next door, to Redcar, to see the difference a Lib Dem MP can make. While youth unemployment is rocketing here, it’s actually falling in Redcar.

There is fantastic potential in Middlesbrough. Local people deserve an MP who will give everything to help them fulfil that potential.

Ian Swales, Lib Dem MP for neighbouring Redcar, said:

Labour have taken the people of Middlesbrough for granted for decades. It’s time for a change.

The Lib Dems finished second in the town at the last General Election and this by-election is shaping up to be a straight fight between us and Labour.

Local people should grasp the opportunity to elect an MP with a proven track record of getting people back to work. As we saw in Redcar, once people realise how complacent and incompetent the Labour party are, they look to the Lib Dems as the party fighting to help and support hard-working families.

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  • Well what a good start from George . I don’t think so ,. He say will work hard for jobs from Middlesbrough work for local company’s then goes and uses a printing firm to print his osters and leaflets from diffrent country ( Wales Cardiff ) yes start as you mean comes to mind . There’s many printing firm in Middlesbrough that would of been gretfull for the work . Bet I don’t get reply to this I would love to meet and talk about what is really wanted by the people of Middlesbrough . No fancy talk no undelivered promises like when had to take for more then 30 years. .

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