Cllr. Lisa Smart was re-selected as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Hazel Grove at a meeting of party members last night.
Lisa commented: “I’m delighted that party members have backed me. It’s a huge privilege to campaign for this area which has such a strong sense of community whether you’re in High Lane or Offerton.
“More and more people are telling me how worried they are that the Conservative government in Westminster is under-funding our public services with the police struggling to respond to all reports of crime and our schools having to cope with tighter budgets every year. I’m more determined than ever to win for our area and go and fight for the investment that we badly need.”
Lisa was elected as a Councillor for Bredbury Green and Romiley in 2016 and helped lead the campaign to secure Specialist status for Stepping Hill hospital. She previously stood to become Hazel Grove’s MP in 2015 and 2017, finishing a close 2nd on both occasions.
Lisa added: “At the last general election in Hazel Grove the Liberal Democrats closed the gap to the Conservatives while Labour finished even further behind in third place. It’s clear that it’s the Liberal Democrats who have the momentum in Hazel Grove to defeat our low-profile Conservative MP”.