A PARLIAMENTARY hopeful to the Weaver Vale thrown has launched his election campaign focusing on transport, regeneration and development.
Liberal Democrat candidate Peter Hampson, who at 23 years old is vying to become the youngest MP in Parliament, has been meeting voters in Frodsham and Helsby, stealing a march on his opposition.
“I have been going around and talking to people, leafleting through doors,” said Peter, who is balancing his campaign with working full time for the Co-operative bank in Stockport.
“The way things have developed the field seems to have opened right up and nationally too I think.
“I have both local and national issues in mind, but first you have to be a good constituency MP and I intend to follow in the footsteps Mike Hall has made and have the same relationship with the electorate.
“Mike did an awful lot for the region and I would hope to emulate that and also do a lot more on a national level, raise more issues in parliament.”
Peter, who is also a Weaverham parish councillor, studied law and economics at Aberystwyth University before completing a post graduate degree in legal practice.
Despite his comparatively young years he has already stood for election as a county councillor and spent reading weeks and holidays in the corridors of power at the House of Commons.
“I am focusing on regeneration of the local area and the economy, I will lobby for more funding and development in Weaver Vale.
“I will campaign for better public transport. If you are under travel in the area can be quite expensive and they aren’t the best services.
“The boundary commissions review will be key for Frodsham and Helsby and I believe each area should have their own councillor to focus on issues in their area.”