Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is calling on people across north Northumberland to put themselves forward as potential Tory candidates for the 2017 county-council elections, ‘so that they can be part of a stronger voice for rural Northumberland’.
Mrs Trevelyan said: “Residents in north Northumberland so often tell me that they feel sidelined and ignored by Labour-run County Hall, with less in services and investment in infrastructure compared to Ashington and Blyth, which sees the lion’s share of county council spending.
“In order to get stronger representation for rural Northumberland, we need to ensure that we send a strong team down to County Hall. I want a larger team of Conservative councillors fighting for us, a team which will balance priorities and our taxes fairly across the entire county.
“So I’m calling on residents across the county who want to be part of a positive change for rural Northumberland to stand up and be counted by standing as a Conservative candidate for the county council and become their community’s councillor and champion.”