Carlton West - Washington and Sunderland West
As PPC for Sunderland and Washington West I feel proud representing the people of the area and giving them a voice. I very much believe we should remain in the EU particularly in light of the areas reliance on frictionless trade for Nissan and the North East being a hot bed of businesses that export into the EU and across the world. We also know the North East and particularly Sunderland will be adversely impacted by Brexit which is why I will campaign strongly to remain in the EU.
Being a member of Sunderland's BAME community I feel particularly proud of giving a voice to ethnic minorities in an area with very little ethnic diversity. In a time when the right is rising, and hate is growing, representing Liberal Values and centre left policies has never been more important.
Join me in supporting your community in these difficult times by voting Liberal Democrat.
Local news and campaigns
Article: Jun 3, 2020By Carlton West
Responding to the announcement that Rolls Royce will be cutting 50 jobs from their Washington plant as part of 3,000 job losses across the UK, Washington Lib Dems spokesperson Carlton West said:
"We knew that COVID-19 would have a huge impact on jobs and the economy, but that doesn't make it any easier to hear that quality, high-skilled jobs in our town are being axed.
Article: May 24, 2020By Carlton West
Liberal Democrats have slammed local MPs and Sunderland Council for failing residents in Washington and Houghton-le-Spring as funding announced to re-open disused railway lines failed to include bringing trains back to the towns.
Yesterday (23rd May) the Government's Department for Transport announced £500,000 for feasibility studies into re-opening railway lines and stations that were closed in the 1960s as part of the infamous Beeching cuts.