Deputy Mayor chosen to fight Worcester seat by Lib Dems - The Worcester Observer

Deputy Mayor chosen to fight Worcester seat by Lib Dems

Worcester Editorial 3rd Feb, 2024   0

WORCESTER’s deputy Mayor has been revealed as the Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate for the forthcoming General Election.

Coun Mel Allcott has become the latest candidate to throw their hat in the ring to become Worcester’s next MP.

She will face Conservative Marc Bayliss, Labour’s Tom Collins and the Green Party’s Tor Pingree at the poll.

Party chiefs hailed Coun Allcott’s distinguished track record as both a city and county councillor.

The party also hailed her ‘wealth of experience and a deep commitment to public service’.

A spokesperson said:

“Having dedicated the last decade to serving the city, Mel is driven by a passion for addressing the needs of Worcester.

“With a focus on putting the community first, she aims to prioritise the interests of Worcester residents above partisan politics.

“Mel’s extensive experience as a councillor has equipped her with a nuanced understanding of the challenges facing the city.

“Her dedication to transparency, accountability and collaboration will be instrumental in driving positive change for Worcester.

“In accepting the nomination, Mel expressed her eagerness to work tirelessly on behalf of the community, emphasising her commitment to ensuring that Worcester’s needs take precedence in political decision-making.

“The Liberal Democrats believe that Mel’s leadership will bring a fresh perspective to parliamentary representation

Coun Allcott thanked her party for the support and said

“Worcester matters. As Worcester residents we have had too many career politicians who make choices on self-interest.

“Worcester needs a real voice at Westminster and I am the candidate to make sure we have one”

City residents will go to the polls this year with a General Election needing to be held by January 2025.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said his ‘working assumption’ the poll will be held in the second half of this year. A date of November 14 has been mooted in Westminster.

The election date will be confirmed when the Prime Minister asks His Majesty the King for Parliament to be dissolved.

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