CLECKHEATON councillor John Lawson has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Batley & Spen.
Leader of the Lib Dems on Kirklees Council, Coun Lawson also stood in the 2015 and 2017 elections. He said: “I am very proud to be able to represent the Liberal Democrats in this election.
“Our message needs to be heard now more than ever. I have opposed leaving the EU from the start. Our country and everyone in Batley & Spen will be worse off as a result. Our great nation will become a minor player in world affairs.
“My top priority as the next MP for Batley & Spen will be to vote with Liberal Democrat MPs to put an end to this Brexit mess by revoking Article 50.
“There will be a big investment in mental health services and practical steps to tackle the climate emergency.”
Yesterday (Thurs) the Conservatives announced that Mark Brooks would contest the seat, with the Green represented by Ty Akram, and Clive Minihan (The Brexit Party) and Paul Halloran (Ind) also standing. Labour's Tracy Brabin is defending the seat.