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Lancashire Lib Dem PPC quits to spend more time with Rochdale Council

The Lancashire Telegraph has the story:

Rochdale Council’s deputy leader, Dale Mulgrew, has withdrawn from the race to become MP for Rossendale and Darwen a week after declaring Rochdale was his first priority.

The son of comedian Jimmy Cricket drew widespread criticism from both Labour and Tory politicians after his comments following his promotion within Rochdale Council.

Speaking after his resignation, Mr Mulgrew said: “This is a decision I have not taken lightly, but clearly my priority from now on has to be on Rochdale.

“There are a lot of challenges, and what remains upmost in my thinking is continuing to represent the people

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