by stewartgolton on 27 April, 2017
Elmet and Rothwell has selected Coun Stewart Golton, the Lib Dem leader of Leeds City Council as their official Parliamentary Candidate in the forthcoming General Election.
Coun Golton has represented the Rothwell ward for 11 years and has successfully led the Lib Dem team to oppose both Labour and Conservative policies.
Standing on a platform that the Lib Dems are the only credible opposition to the Conservative Government and will fight the Conservative harmful hard Brexit and tackle the Tory record on local issues.
A passionate advocate of grass roots politics he has a strong track record of achievement on education, housing, traffic, roads, planning, housing and social care.
“The Liberal Democrats are the only real party of opposition to the Tory Government and the only party to support remaining in the European Community. While we fully accept the democratic decision of the referendum we will fight for the best possible deal for every person in the UK and are committed to a referendum on the final deal,” he said.
“But everyday what really matters to ordinary people are schools, health, the cost of living and employment. They are worried about tax increases affecting their standard of living, and the value of their pensions in retirement.
“The Tories have already said they will abolish the triple lock on pensions and abandon their 2015 election pledge not to raise taxes. That is why we need a strong opposition to keep them in check and old them to account. It is why the people of Elmet and Rothwell have to send a clear sign to Westminster that they don’t want that and vote Lib Dem on June 8.”
Coun Golton will be at a series of local events during the Bank Holidays to survey constituents about their concerns and discuss the Lib Dem manifesto.
On May 1 he will be at the annual May Day Celebrations in Rothwell on The Pastures. He has also recorded a series of videos outlining his policies and his track record across the constituency. These can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_udZgxeRKj62iJP6IFhzTg