Lib Dems select General Election candidate for York Outer

Lib Dems select General Election candidate for York Outer

Lib Dems select General Election candidate for York Outer

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THE Liberal Democrats have selected James Blanchard, a Kirklees councillor, as the party's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for York Outer ahead of next year’s General Election.

A party spokesman said Mr Blanchard joined the Lib Dems while studying at Leeds University and had worked for a number of major regional companies and organisations in senior communications and campaigning roles, including the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and the Environment Agency.

He was selected to contest the seat at a special hustings meeting at Oaken Grove Community Centre in Haxby.

Mr Blanchard, who said it was an honour to have been selected, pledged to campaign hard alongside local councillors to ensure that York’s precious Green Belt was protected from reckless housing plans.

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11:13am Thu 17 Apr 14

BL2 says...

Who and where?! If he's any relation to the previous Blanchard in York Council then he can go and stick himself somewhere...!
Who and where?! If he's any relation to the previous Blanchard in York Council then he can go and stick himself somewhere...! BL2
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8:36am Fri 18 Apr 14

old_selebian says...

Oh dear, liberals resort to importing a candidate from West Yorkshire. How's that gonna look on the leaflet as they attack the Tories for their wealthy outsider farmer all the way from Tockwith ! mind you it didn't stop labour exporting john Grogan from Halifax into selby and he won.
Oh dear, liberals resort to importing a candidate from West Yorkshire. How's that gonna look on the leaflet as they attack the Tories for their wealthy outsider farmer all the way from Tockwith ! mind you it didn't stop labour exporting john Grogan from Halifax into selby and he won. old_selebian
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