John Lawson chosen as Batley and Spen Lib Dem candidate

John Lawson
John Lawson

Cleckheaton councillor John Lawson has vowed to fight on local issues after being selected as the Lib Dem prospective Parliamentary candidate for Batley and Spen.

The Cleckheaton councillor has served on Kirklees council for five years, and said he wanted to make issues such as the ongoing leisure centres dispute top priority in the run up to the election.

He said: “There are quite a few local issues, like the sports hall at Whitcliffe Mount, that we need to work towards.

“As a local councillor, I would relish the oppostunity to to represent Batley and Spen in Westminster.”