Thursday, 16 April 2009

Coates Picked as Green candidate for Morecambe

Green County and City councillor Chris Coates has been selected as the
prospective Green parliamentary candidate for the Morecambe and
Lunesdale constituency at the next general election. He now has the unenviable job of trying to bite into sitting Labour MP Geraldine Smith's majority.

Coates leads the 12-strong Green group on the City Council, having served as a local councillor for six years. He was elected on to Lancashire County Council in 2005 for Lancaster Central. A time-served carpenter, he now works as a freelance project manager on community based construction projects. He serves on the County's Lancashire Local - Lancaster District and other committees (more details here).

"The time has come for us to look beyond the bits of the area where we are strong and
take a Green message out across the whole District," commented Chris after the result of the ballot of local members for the candidacy was announced at a recent Green Party monthly meeting. "I look forward to the challenge of campaigning in Morecambe and the Lune Valley."

• The next scheduled meeting of the Lancashire Local – Lancaster District will be held in the Town Hall, Lancaster on Tuesday 21st April 2009 at 6.30 pm.

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