Teenagers join clamour for votes
THEY are only just old enough to vote – but that hasn’t stopped teenagers Liam Acton and Patrick Knowles putting themselves forward a election candidates.
Liam turned 18 in March and can vote for the first time next week.
But he won’t just be making a debut at the polling station, he is also standing as a candidate in the Macclesfield South ward on Cheshire East council and the South ward on the new Macclesfield Town Council.
Liam, who is a member of the Green party, is one of six candidates standing for two seats in the Macclesfield South ward.
He’s up against Conservatives Chris Andrew and Bradley Snelling, Labour’s Laura Jeuda and Brian Puddicombe and Jane Leigh from UKIP.
In the South ward for Macclesfield Town Council, he’s again up against Bradley Snelling, Chris Andrew and Jane Leigh, as well as Neil Puttick and Fiona Wilson, from Labour.
Patrick, who turned 19 in April, is the son of Parliamentary candidate Joan Plimmer and is standing in the Disley Ward for Cheshire East.
Patrick, who is standing for the Green party, is against Conservative candidate Harold Davenport, and Labour candidate Gordon Sutton.