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Local Labour Elect New Chair Ian Pattison

John Freeman
Morecambe and Lunesdale Constituency Labour Party have elected a new Chairman with strong local links to spearhead their campaign in the run up to the local elections in May.

Ian Pattison, 24 has lived in the West End of Morecambe since birth. He attended Morecambe High School and Lancaster and Morecambe College and is Vice Chair of the Governing Body of Sandylands Community Primary School, which he also attended as a child. He has a degree in History and Politics from Liverpool Hope University and now works for a Lancashire MP in his constituency office at Blackpool.

Ian has pledged to revitalise the local Labour party following the narrow defeat of former MP Geraldine Smith in the last General Election. He is determined to listen carefully to local people and will champion causes that are of concern to the mainstream majority.

"I'm really looking forward to being an active Chair," says Ian, "setting up campaigns across the district, and working collectively with colleagues in order to boost the number of Labour councillors on Lancaster City Council”.

Ian lists among his special interests the education of our young people. “I particularly enjoy working with the teachers and staff at Sandylands on the Governing Body, raising educational standards and improving the learning facilities at the school that gave me so many happy memories of my own childhood”.