Teenagers join clam­our for votes

Macclesfield Express - - ELECTIONS 2015 -

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.

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