THE Conservative Party candidate who will fight Labour’s Christine Russell to become MP for Chester at the next General Election is city councillor Stephen Mosley
Cllr Mosley was selected on Saturday, September 29 at an open primary, attended by party members and members of the public.
After he was formally adopted, Cllr Mosley said: ‘It’s a great honour to be asked to fight for our city.’
‘For too long Chester has not had an effective voice in Westminster. My first campaign is for our local post offices. The Government is about to announce the closure of up to another four local post offices. This is on top of the eight they have shut since 1999.’
Cllr Mosley is currently deputy leader of the city council and was one of the driving forces behind the Tories’ successful local election campaign, largely based on a promise to scrap plans for the ‘glass slug’ - the proposed new city council offices at Gorse Stacks.
Den Dover MP was first to welcome Cllr Mosley to his new role: ‘Stephen is a hard worker and will make an excellent MP for the City of Chester. I look forward to working with him both before and after the next election.’