Manchester Conservatives announce one of their election candidates is a councillor from Wisbech
- Credit: Archant
A Fenland District councillor is standing as a paper candidate for the Conservatives in Manchester.
Michelle Tanfield Johnson has been chosen to represent what is considered a labour safe seat in Broughton and Blackley.
Mrs Tanfield Johnson, portfolio holder for leisure and children and young people, said: “I don’t stand a chance of getting in as we only get around 10% of the votes, but it is good experience.
“At some point in the future I would like to be an MP but right now this is just to gain experience. I have been on the candidates list for two years and when this opportunity came up I thought why not.
She added: “It is better to have a paper candidate than leave a seat empty. I will not be campaigning in Manchester or putting any energy into it. My heart is in supporting the Conservatives in Fenland and always will be.”
You may also want to watch:
On an announcement on the Manchester Conservatives Federation website their chairman Nicholas Savage said: “Today I am proud to announce that Manchester Conservatives have selected four excellent candidates.
“Their diverse backgrounds and wealth of professional experience will make a valuable addition to the campaign both locally and nationally.
- 1 Rowdy passengers force train cancellation
- 2 Woman 'cannot afford to lose' over £3,000 through builder
- 3 Tributes to retired CEO who 'worked tirelessly' for town
- 4 HGV driver courses set up to help meet critical shortages
- 5 Fire destroys family bungalow in the Fens
- 6 Daughters remember artist father who would ‘always be there’
- 7 7 questions that could decide if you truly are from the Fens
- 8 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 9 Care home ‘requires improvement’ in five key areas
- 10 Speeding car smashes into two vehicles before driving off
“Together with the officers, activists and members I look forward to working with them over the coming months and wish them well for the General Election.”
Married with one son, Mrs Tanfield lives in Wisbech and runs her own computer recycling company.
Prior to founding her own business, she worked for Essex County Council and the London Pensions Fund Authority.