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Three main parties name candidates for Lymm by-elections


ALL three main parties have named candidates for the by-elections called at Lymm following the death of long-standing Conservative councillor Sheila Woodyatt.

There will be contests for the vacant Lymm South ward on Warrington Borough Council and for the vacant seat on Lymm Parish Council.

The Conservatives have selected former borough and Stockton Heath parish councillor Stephen Taylor for the borough council contest.

He is currently a member of Walton Parish Council and has lived in Warrington all his life. He worked for the Environment Agency for more than 40 years.

“I am very familiar with the issues that affect Warrington South and am currently conducting a survey across Lymm South to set priorities and bring my knowledge of pressing issues up to date.”

The Conservatives have chosen Andy Carter to contest the Lymm Parish Council seat.

The Liberal Democrats have chosen existing parish councillor Anna Fradgley for the borough council contest and former Cumbria county councillor Joan Stocker for the parish council contest.

Cllr Fradgley said: “I have helped set up the Neighbourhood Planning Group on behalf of the Parish Council which will shape Lymm’s economic, environmental , housing and infrastructure needs. I feel passionately that we must save our green belt land yet allow sensible development that has the support of the community.”

Labour have named Trish Cockayne, a volunteer for the Warrington Foodbank in Lymm to fight both seats.
She has worked for a telecommunications company and a highly regarded cancer charity as well as having been self-employed, is now a hard working volunteer who is involved with successful local projects such as the village’s new Heritage Centre and Historic Transport Day.
In recent times, she has worked closely with Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid, helping with his successful campaign at the General Election.

Trish Cockayne with Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid

Anna Fradgley

Cllr Stephen Taylor


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