INDEPENDENT candidate Jonathan Starkey says if he does not become the next Ellesmere Port and Neston MP then helping to remove Labour from power would be ‘a step in the right direction’.
Mr Starkey said: “What we’ve found when talking to people is a definite requirement for change. Quite a lot people have been saying because I’m from the town they’re going to vote for me. I’m offering them more of a local angle.
“Whether that’s reflected in the polls remains to be seen. To win would be a success, but if that’s not the case then to remove Labour from control of this town would be a move in the right direction.
“But that doesn’t mean I’m in favour of the Conservatives.”
Mr Starkey says he’s well prepared for tonight’s count at the town’s Civic Hall.
“We're going to come down and set up camp with a cool box”, he explained.
“We'll have refreshments and sandwiches for our people to make sure they are well catered for and have a relaxing evening.
“I’m very, very happy with the team I’ve had and I’m very grateful for their support, especially from my wife.”