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Ed Gough, Liberal Democrats – Ellesmere Port and Neston – GE19 candidate

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We are providing all 39 parliamentary candidates across Cheshire the opportunity to tell our readers what their priorities are, and to tell us a little more about themselves.

We’ve asked the same five questions of each candidate, for the simplest comparison, and we have invited candidates to supply social media and website links if they choose to.

In this article, we speak to Ed Gough, standing for the Liberal Democrats in Ellesmere Port and Neston.

 



 

1. What is the main reason you’ve decided to stand in this election?

I think I can make a difference if elected here, I feel Ellesmere Port is quite similar to where I grew up and I’d like to see all areas of the constituency represented.

 

2. Which local priorities would you take forward as our MP?

Employment would be the largest concern, and how we continue to provide opportunities with future challenges.

 

3. Which national priorities would you take forward as our MP?

– Strong integration with the EU

– Dealing with the climate emergency

 

4. What is it about your party and/or its manifesto that makes you proud to represent your party? Are there any manifesto pledges or commitments you’d like to see changed?

I’m pro-European, and have seen in my lifetime the benefits it has brought.

Liberal Democrats are a centrist party and as such have been pragmatic, opting for a middle ground.

 

5. Please tell us a little about yourself.

(ie: your background, your experience, your hobbies, your non-political interests)

I’m an active person, but physically and in the community. For fun I’ll likely be outdoors, I climb, cycle and canoe.

I’m a Scout leader and canoeing instructor in Cheshire. I also fund raise for good causes as part of Round Table.

My wife and I have a 5-year-old son, who takes after me and is as happy on water as land.

 

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