Local Dad and business owner, Mike Prendergast, has been reselected by West Lancashire Conservative Association as the Conservative candidate for the next General Election.
Mike stood in the West Lancashire by-election earlier in the year, losing out to Ashley Dalton, the current Labour MP, who previously stood in Southend in 2017 and 2019, before being parachuted into West Lancashire, having lived in Essex for most of the last 30 years.
Mike has a strong connection with the area having worked in West Lancashire for over 16 years and has raised almost £200,000 for local charities. The married father of two young children will be starting to campaign again on the local issues that matter to West Lancashire residents.
Commenting on his reselection Mike said, “It’s a huge honour to be able to stand in West Lancashire again and be given the opportunity to represent the area. West Lancashire means a huge amount to me and has given me everything, it’s where I make a living and both my children were born in Ormskirk hospital.
For over 30 years we’ve had Labour MP’s who have failed to deliver for West Lancashire. It’s always someone else’s fault with Labour, yet they have been elected in the area for a long time. They take it for granted that the people of West Lancashire will keep voting for them.
I’m asking the people of West Lancashire to lend me their vote and do something different. If you want things to change and improve in your area then you have to change who you vote for. More of the same won’t deliver change.
We need to be focusing on the issues that matter for local residents like protecting our green spaces, getting investment in road and rail infrastructure and, following on from the tax cuts in the Autumn Statement, reducing taxes so you keep more of your money in your own pocket.
The Prime Minister and the Conservative Government are right to focus on reducing inflation, reducing debt and growing the economy as this enables tax cuts to be delivered for hard working families.
I’ll be working hard over the coming months to speak to as many local residents and businesses as possible.”