General Election 2024: What Ellesmere Port and Bromborough candidates have to say

A general election is to be held in the UK on Thursday, 4 July 2024, and below is what each candidate in the Ellesmere Port and Bromborough constituency has to say.

Following a boundary review, Wirral’s constituencies have been redrawn. The new constituencies are Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port and Bromborough, Wallasey, and Wirral West.

Birkenhead News contacted all candidates standing in Ellesmere Port and Bromborough and asked them to provide a 200-word manifesto.

Following is the list of Ellesmere Port and Bromborough candidates in alphabetical order by surname.

Ellesmere Port and Bromborough

ReformMichael Christopher Aldred
IndependentRuth Kathleen Boulton
Liberal DemocratsChristopher David Carubia
ConservativeLee Evans
GreenHarry Ross Gorman
LabourJustin Madders

Below, in alphabetical order by surname, are each of the candidate’s responses.

Reform – Michael Christopher Aldred

Reform – Michael Christopher Aldred

I have been a loyal member of the Reform Party since nearly its inception and whilst like many people, I hold very strong views on how I would like the country to be run, I am however new to the political arena. I believe the ReformUK contract (manifesto) with its commitments to dramatically reduce immigration, reform the NHS and promote growth, while addressing the cost of living crisis provide exactly the agenda for change the country needs.

I am a late 50’s male, who originally comes from near Blackburn, but moved to Bromborough over 25 years ago, I am married and a proud father of two children. My wife is 1st generation Chinese born in Liverpool and runs an Accountancy Practice on the Wirral.

I have over 25 years experience as a Snr Project Manager. I am well versed in dealing with government departments and large industry bodies. I would be proud to serve Ellesmere Port and Bromborough.

Independent – Ruth Kathleen Boulton

Liberal Democrats – Chris Carubia

Liberal Democrats – Chris Carubia

I think this election is going to be a little bit different and we are going to see a shake up of seats throughout the UK. It is widely accepted that Labour will form the next Government, but the question remains as to will it be different from the Tories or more of the same, and who will hold them to account.

As a Councillor who has attended a weekly surgery for ten years, the things I am told that most residents want are covered well in our manifesto. Save the NHS, and reinstate NHS dentistry, affordable and social housing, clean rivers and waterways, better transport links and lower fuel and food bills. I have campaigned for many years for more visible policing to tackle antisocial behaviour and stop low level crime from escalating.

We need to concentrate on getting the basics right, residents want to see the grass cut, they want the roads made fit to travel on regardless of the mode of transport, they need the green and open spaces protected for mental and physical health, they want a stable existence. but they also need a visible and contactable MP who listens and fights their corner in Westminster. 

Conservative – Lee Evans

The Conservative candidate did not respond to our requests.

Green – Harry Gorman

Green – Harry Gorman

I’m honoured to be able to stand for the Green Party in Ellesmere Port and Bromborough: the only party willing to invest properly in our country by taxing the better off.

At an election where the policy programmes of the bigger parties have never looked so similar, it is vitally important that everyone has the opportunity to vote green: supporting fully funding our public services and recognising the failure of privatisation that has cost us dearly in our pockets and in our streams and rivers.

Infrastructure is vital to kickstart a green economy and reduce our dependence on inefficient, pollutive motor cars and we need to increase public sector pay and workers’ rights so that everyone can live comfortably and sustainably.

Labour – Justin Madders

Labour – Justin Madders

Having lived in the area almost my entire life and devoted more than two decades in public office standing up for local people, it is an honour to be Labour’s candidate for Ellesmere Port and Bromborough.

Over the past nine years as an MP, I have developed a strong track record of being a champion for our local area in Parliament. If elected, I will build on this record. I will continue to work tirelessly to improve local services, fight hard to attract investment and funding into the community, and support residents with problems they raise with me. I believe I have been a visible and active MP in the community of Ellesmere Port already and want to do the same in Eastham, Bromborough and New Ferry.

This election is also about change. Over the past 14 years, the Conservatives have presided over crumbling public services, an acute cost of living crisis, and stagnating wages.

The people of Ellesmere Port and Bromborough deserve better. Labour have put forward an exciting agenda, one that seeks to unleash a decade of renewal. We have a strong set of policies that will improve the lives of people in our community, from our New Deal for Working People to building an NHS fit for the future.

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