WARRINGTON Borough Cllr Dan Price has today been selected as a Change UK candidate to fight next month’s European Elections.
The Great Sankey North and Whittle Hall ward councillor, who resigned from the Labour Party earlier this month, said he was thrilled to be introduced as the second candidate on the North West list at today’s Change UK launch in Bristol.
The party – formerly known as the Independent Group – is made up of 11 MPs who recently quit Labour and the Tories in protest at the hard-left and hard-right takeover of the two main parties at Westminster.
“I’m really honoured and proud to be selected to represent Change UK in the European elections,” said Dan.
“After recently leaving the Labour Party, I found myself politically homeless. Like millions of others in the UK I could no longer stomach the ugly tribalism and small mindedness of politics. But today feels like I’ve come home in that I’ve reconnected with what inspired me to get into politics in the first place; a sense of working together to improve people’s lives and make Britain a better place.”
Other Change UK candidates announced today include the BBC newscaster Gavin Esler and the ex-head of Liverpool Football Club’s official charity, the LFC Foundation, Andrea Cooper.
A long-term opponent of Brexit, Cllr Price said that as an engineering consultant he had first-hand experience of the damage Brexit is causing.
“With reports showing that one in three manufacturers are suspending or decreasing headcount, we can’t go on like this,” he said. “We can all see that Brexit is breaking Britain and we desperately need a new political force to pull us back from the precipice. We’ve all had enough of meaningless slogans without solutions and snake oil salesman peddling unicorns. And that’s why it’s time we confronted the truth about Brexit and gave the people a second referendum,” he added.
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— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) April 23, 2019