Laura Evans has been selected as the Conservative candidate in the Greater Manchester Mayoral elections, with a promise to work with the Government and deliver for the whole of the region.
Laura, who was selected by party members at a packed meeting at the Last Drop Village in Bolton on Sunday, said as the Conservative mayor she would be ideally placed to work with Boris Johnson and his government to push for more police on the streets.
She also said would want to see an end to rough sleeping, capitalising on recent government funding to tackle homelessness and put Manchester back on the map as the ‘first city of the UK’ outside London, with a clear relationship with Westminster helping to push the Northern Powerhouse across the whole of Manchester.
After the selection, Laura said: “For too long the Labour party has laid claim to Greater Manchester, stopping us achieving our true potential.
We have had a mandate for change now is our chance to deliver.”
“I would want to see 347 more police on our streets, working with senior officers to tackle the daily stress they face and show them that we value the work they do and that it is the Conservatives who support them. “
“The mayor needs to be someone who can work actively with the Government.”
Unfortunately Andy Burnham has not achieved this, which deprives Greater Manchester of a straight-talking mayor.”
Laura, who also enjoys roller-skating, dancing and cycling, although not all at once, said she believes her experience in local government would make her the ideal candidate.
She said:” I have run several successful businesses in Greater Manchester for over 30 years and as a mother, councillor and wife to the Group Leader of Trafford Conservatives I understand the ebb and flow of the people and businesses here and what a fantastic place it is.
It’s now time for a change.”
In the General Election, whole communities across Greater Manchester, communities who had never before voted Conservative showed they wanted a change from Labour’s failings and I believe I am the best person to help deliver that change as the Conservative mayor.”