Labour and Co-op candidates chosen for Horwich by-election
A CANDIDATE has been chosen to represent the Labour and Bolton Co-operative party for the upcoming by-election in Horwich.
Andrew Morley, aged 44, has been jointly chosen by the Horwich North East Labour party and the Bolton Co-operative party to contest the vacant Church Ward seat.
An election has been called for September 19 after Conservative Cllr Marion Downes was forced to step down due to ill health.
Mr Morley — who has lived in Horwich all his life — is a qualified accountant and has been a member of the Parish Church Council at Horwich Parish Church for the past 11 years.
He is also Treasurer of Horwich Fair Trade group and says he is “proud” that Horwich is a fair trade town.
At a local level, Mr Morley says that he wants to see more investment in Horwich town centre in order to offer support to local businesses.
He added that he supports Labour’s decision to protect services such as the library and children’s centre in the town and thinks it is “vital to protect the most vulnerable in society despite the severe cuts imposed by the Tory/Lib Dem government. “Mr Morley has vowed to passionately stand up for Horwich and the town council if he is elected.
Other confirmed candidates for the Church Ward seat are Conservative Anne Galloway who finished in last place in the by-election for the Bridge Ward seat in Horwich and Green party candidate Keith Cocker.
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