Southport Tories pick Preston Councillor

Southport Conservatives have chosen Preston District Councillor Damien Moore to stand against John Pugh MP in next May’s General Election  Mr Moore represents part of Fulwood on Preston Council.

Southport is one of the last seats in the country the Conservatives have selected candidates for. Previous front runner, yacht salesman Brian Duckett pulled out dramatically a few months ago, accusing the local Tories of leaving the selection process too late for their candidate in Southport to have any chance.