Sue McGuire selected to fight Southport

It’s just a week since John Pugh announced his decision to retire at the snap General Election. Last night, local Liberal Democrats selected Cllr Sue McGuire to fight the seat on 8th June.

From the Southport Visiter:

Sue McGuire represents Cambridge Ward in Southport, which covers parts of Churchtown and Marshside, and is a governor at Marshside Primary School.

She was first elected to Sefton Council in May 2010, and was chosen as leader of the party in June 2015.

Born and bred in Banks, Sue attended Tarleton High School.

She has worked extensively within the community to support and help residents on issues including local health services, council services and tenancy problems.

You can follow her on Twitter here.

She said:

Good luck to Sue and the Southport team!

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  • nigel hunter 27th Apr '17 - 9:45am

    Great that a candidate has been found so quickly

  • Hansard Reader 27th Apr '17 - 1:05pm

    Good candidate, would have even more credibility if there hadn’t been a rigged shortlist

  • David Evans 27th Apr '17 - 2:14pm

    Sue is an excellent local candidate who has worked hard for many years in Southport as part of the team supporting John and before him Ronnie. She is a real force to be reckoned with and will be a great voice for Southport. Not someone to sit back and wait to be parachuted into some mythical safe seat, she has been a councillor for many years. Indeed I think the Visitor may be mistaken as I am sure we helped Sue get elected well before 2010, and she is now leader of the Lib Dem group on Sefton Council.

    But she will need all our help to hold what is our most marginal seat, with the Conservatives less than 2,000 behind.

    Shirley and I will definitely be there.

  • Sounds like a great candidate – good luck Sue!

  • Sue McGuire was elected as a councillor in 2006.

  • Maurice Leeke 28th Apr '17 - 8:03am

    I agree with Hansard Reader.

  • Tom Morrison 28th Apr '17 - 9:11am

    When Sue was the Chair of the North West region she was always a great support for young members of staff, of which I was one at the time. This is a great selection and I can’t wait to see Sue in Parliament – go team Southport!

  • John Barrett 29th Apr '17 - 11:41am

    Congratulations Sue, and I look forward to you meeting up with the next MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine (selected last night), in Parliament.

  • Peter Smith 5th May '17 - 9:12pm

    I would like you to spell out how you feel about Europe.
    I exported to E.F.T.A. before we joined Europe.The Common Wealth was a far bigger market than Europe will ever be.We now have a chance to export to everyone. In the EEC we import more than we export.To support this in not logic.
    The people have voted to leave.We do not need a second vote . Where are you on this ?.
    If you push for a second vote “you will not be elected. Get off the fence Liberal Democrats will not be a deciding vote.Stand up & leave Europe & you could represent Southport.

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