An independent candidate will be vying for the Bolton North East seat at the next General Election.

Kevin Allsop has thrown his hat into the ring in a bid to be elected in the constituency which is currently held by Mark Logan MP.

The Bolton News: Kevin AllsopKevin Allsop (Image: Public)

Mr  Allsop – originally born in Salford – moved to Little Lever around 30 years ago and says that people have lost faith in politicians.

Mr Logan who has held the seat since December 2019, and was elected by a margin of less than 500 votes back in 2019.

Kevin said: “It’s about the fact that people have lost faith in the politicians, and I think it is important that the issues reflect the people of Bolton.

“A lot of people ask what difference I can make, and the difference is if any party was pursuing something in the interest of the community I could support it, which is how you get a locally focused decision.

“Decisions are made within the M25 by people that don’t really know what happens outside of the M25.”

“I have been embedded in the community for 30 years.

“I want to have community meetings and give people the opportunity to have their say on local authority issues.”

He added: “Having that voice locally for people who support you means that means nationally you can lobby in parliament.”

Last month Bolton North East Constituency Labour Party were told it  had been suspended by the national party after a "significant number of complaints." 

According to an email seen exclusively by The Bolton News, this means that the branch will be run by an official appointed from outside until further notice.

Kirith Entwistle won a majority of votes cast for the local Labour Party in the constituency and Phil Brickell was selected for Bolton West Labour and will be up against Chris Green MP.

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