General Election 2024

The local champions fighting for Wigan, Leigh and Atherton, and Makerfield

The Liberal Democrats have selected Brian Crombie-Fisher, Stuart Thomas, and John Skipworth to fight for Wigan, Leigh and Atherton, and Makerfield in the General Election.  

Our candidates will be campaigning for action to tackle the cost of living crisis, the NHS crisis and the sewage scandal. 

The Liberal Democrats are on the up after beating the Conservatives at the May local elections and winning four stunning parliamentary by-election victories since the last General Election.

For years our area has been taken for granted by an out-of-touch Conservative Government that has failed to get the basics right and lurched from crisis to crisis - now it’s time for a change. 

Local health services have been brought to their knees, people’s mortgages and rent have skyrocketed and water companies have been allowed to pump their filthy sewage into our rivers and beaches. All this by a Conservative government more interested in fighting between themselves than standing up for the country.

Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for a fair deal. It’s a vote for a party that will stand up for our community and our health services.


Our candidates

Stuart Thomas

Candidate for Leigh and Atherton

Stuart Thomas is a passionate and dedicated politician, running as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Leigh and Atherton. With a strong track record, Stuart has previously stood as the parliamentary candidate for Wigan in 2019 and Bradford South in 2017. A staunch progressive, liberal and social democrat, Stuart believes in promoting individual freedoms, social justice, and economic equality. He advocates for policies that empower individuals while ensuring that everyone has access to opportunities and resources necessary for a fair and equitable society.

John Skipworth

Candidate for Makerfield

John Skipworth is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Makerfield, he is a retired Civil Servant and moved to Makerfield following his retirement in 2013.

John cares deeply about the NHS especially about the need for better Dental services in the Wigan area.

He believes that a key priority for Makerfield is improved transport infrastructure and will work for a 24 hour bus service.

Brian Crombie-Fisher

Candidate for Wigan

Brian Crombie-Fisher is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Wigan. He is Chair of Wigan Leigh & Makerfield Liberal Democrats and has campaigned in local elections for improved infrastructure and transport links, and to protect the environment.

Brian’s top priorities for Wigan are: Urgent action to cut the cost of living; cut waiting times for GPs and ambulances; and ending the scandal of sewage dumping in our rivers and streams.

Brian Crombie-Fisher, candidate for Wigan

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