St Helens Conservative Association Press Release
22nd November 2019
Conservatives select candidate for St Helens North
The Conservative Party has chosen its new candidate for St Helens North for next month’s General Election.
National charity director and experienced district councillor Joel Charles launched his campaign to challenge the current Labour incumbent on Tuesday (November 12th).
Joel Charles has over a decade of experience working in Parliament, local government and the charitable sector.
Conservatives believe that Labour’s stance on a second Brexit referendum and their failure to address key local issues will be the deciding factors in this election.
Joel Charles said:
“I am delighted to be the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for St Helens North. My campaign will set out why fresh political leadership is needed in the town to address the issues that matter most to residents.”
“It’s no surprise that Brexit is the key national issue on the doorstep. St Helens voted to leave the European Union. Only a Conservative government, led by Boris Johnson, will get Brexit done.”
“There are, of course, several local issues on voters’ minds as we head towards polling day. We must protect the green belt from over-development, tackle knife crime and secure much-needed investment for regeneration projects in the town. The local Labour Party are complacent, it’s time for change in St Helens North.”
John Cunliffe, Chairman of St Helens Conservatives, said:
“Joel is a hard-working and committed Conservative. He will make a great Member of Parliament for St Helens North and has my full support. The Labour Party have taken St Helens for granted. Joel will stand up for our town and be a strong voice in Parliament.”
(Left to right, Cllr. Linda Mussell, PPC Joel Charles and Area chairman John Cunliffe)