Former MP Leech elected as Councillor

Former Manchester Withington MP John Leech has been elected as councillor for Didsbury ward. He will be the sole voice of opposition on Manchester City Council.

John said:

In 2005 I promised not to give up on the residents of Manchester Withington. I haven’t and I’m not going to. I will continue to fight for south Manchester as I always have done. I’m not going anywhere.

I couldn’t be happier to be back on the council and back in a position to help local residents.

Tim Farron said: 

John is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever known and I am absolutely thrilled that his much needed voice is back on Manchester council. Where you work, you win. I am absolutely delighted that he is back where he belongs. This is a well deserved, long awaited and overwhelming triumph.

Being elected to Manchester council is an absolute privilege that I have never, and wouldn’t ever, take for granted.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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4 Comments

  • Dr Zulfiqar Ali 7th May '16 - 2:07am

    Tuition fee ghost still hunting liberal Democrats.

  • David wilkinson 7th May '16 - 7:43am

    Brilliant, its great to see John back.
    I remember when he gave me help in my town council by election and we won, although my opponents only outnumbered me by 17 to 1

  • Nigel Jones 7th May '16 - 12:03pm

    Delighted with this. Withington next door to Didsbury, was where I joined the Liberals many years ago and where we fought hard simply to keep the party going.

  • Every single election in Manchester since the 2010 General Election has been won by Labour – 32 wards in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, five constituencies in 2015, a police and crime commissioner in 2011, and a Euro-election in 2014. Until Thursday.

    We are very, very pleased today.

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