Campaigning in the Furness Peninsular ward of SLDC

Took a trip to the south of the county this afternoon and evening to join the team canvassing for the excellent Conservative candidates in  Furness Peninsular ward:

James Airey
Caroline Airey
Andrew Butcher.

Delighted to see a good team out this evening and to get a good response on the doorstep.

There has been some speculation recently about whether particular parties were having trouble getting people to stand as candidates.

I think all the parties could do with more people willing to stand in many parts of the country. However the Conservatives in Cumbria have not done too badly in finding candidates in the 2018 local elections.

The "Statement of persons nominated" documents came out today in South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) and the Conservatives are the only party who have nominated a full slate of 51 candidates for the 51 council seats available.

Details of who is standing in SLDC this year are available at

The other authority in Cumbria with council elections this year is Carlisle City Council where two parties - the Conservatives and Labour - are contesting all the seats up for election. There is also a patchwork sprinkling of Liberal Democrat, UKIP, Green and Independent council candidates in some wards. Details of this year's council candidates in Carlisle can be found at:


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