THE Tories and Liberal Democrats have revealed the last of their general election candidates standing in Bolton.

Sarah Pochin will be the Conservative candidate in the Labour stronghold of Bolton South East, while Rebecca Forrest will stand for the Liberal Democrats in the marginal seat of Bolton West.

Mrs Pochin, a Cheshire East borough councillor from Nantwich, says that voters should “ask themselves what Labour have actually delivered for them”.

The 47-year-old mum-of-two, who previously worked for Shell and also sits as a magistrate in Crewe, said: “On a local level I think the people of Bolton South East deserve better that the current Labour regime and I urge them to vote for change and vote Conservative in this election.

“I would ask them to ask themselves what Labour have actually delivered for them over the years.

“Farnworth and Bolton town centres have been sorely neglected and urgently need inward investment.

“We need to regenerate the towns and create new jobs for local residents. We need to ensure our young people have the skills they need to progress and we need to create more apprenticeships in the area.

“I will be out and about in the constituency over the next four weeks and I look forward to talking with residents, business leaders and community leaders to hear their issues.”

Labour’s Yasmin Qureshi won Bolton South East in 2015 with a majority of more than 10,000, as the Conservatives finished behind UKIP in third place.

Ms Forrest, aged 38, is a science teacher, who also sits on the management board of the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners and has campaigned for better mental health support in Bolton.

She is also a passionate environmental campaigner and has vowed to campaign against fracking if elected.

She said: “I am proud to have been selected to fight the Liberal Democrat corner in Bolton West, which is already at risk of fracking following the licence issued by the Conservative government in August 2015.

“Fracking is not the solution to the country’s energy problems.

“We need to focus on long term sustainable energy and work towards achieving a zero carbon Britain by 2050, not carving up the countryside for short term gains and potentially risking the health of local residents. So I am proud to be in a party that has committed to ban fracking throughout England and Wales.

“I’m also a vocal advocate for greater access to mental health support. Under-funded mental health services have been buckling under pressure at a time when the prevalence of mental ill health is rising.

“This is why I am fully supporting the Liberal Democrat plan to raise an additional £6 billion pounds a year in tax to be provided for NHS and care services.

“This plan would provide an additional £31 million for Health and Social Care services in Bolton alone.”

Bolton West is traditionally a marginal seat between Labour and the Conservatives and was won by Tory Chris Creen at the last election by 801 votes.