Daly to challenge for place in Parliament
●● James Daly (centre) selected as prospective Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Bury North. Pictured with supporters NORTH Manor councillor James Daly has been selected as the prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate for the Bury North constituency.
The solicitor and school governor, 42, got the nod ahead of Laura Evans and Jane Howard.
Mr Daly has been Bury Council party leader since 2017 and also contested the Bolton North East seat at last year’s general election. He was first elected in North Manor ward, which includes Summerseat and Holcombe Brook, in a November 2012 by election.
Father-of-two Mr Daly, who lives with wife Jo in Greenmount, said he believes it is ‘time for a change’ in Bury North, which James Frith took for Labour from David Nuttall last year.
He said: “The residents of Bury North deserve better than what Labour has to offer. It’s now time for a change and I believe I am the right person to represent them as their Conservative MP, standing up and fighting for them in the heart of Westminster. If elected I intend to stand up for the hard working people here on the issues that really matter to them.”
He said policy priorities were extra investment in the area, jobs, protecting the green belt and better public services.