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Skerton Labour selects Jean Parr for by-election candidate


Jean Parr
Jean Parr
Chris Satori

A mum of two has been chosen by the Skerton Labour Party to fight the upcoming Skerton West by-election on Thursday 7 September.

Jean Parr, of Birkdale Close, is bidding to keep the seat for Labour and help the party to maintain its small majority on Lancaster City Council following the resignation earlier this month of Cllr Karen Leytham after 10 years’ service.

Jean became a Skerton county councillor in May following the Lancashire County Council elections. She has worked in both the public and private sectors, most recently helping people with learning disabilities. She's also an active member of Unison, a union which represents public sector employees.

Originally from St Helens, Jean has lived in the Skerton area for 16 years and has two grown-up children.

She said: “I would be honoured to represent Skerton West on Lancaster City Council. I am working hard to do the best for Skerton at county council level, and hope that I can help Skerton residents with city council issues too.

“I am very keen to maximise jobs by encouraging local procurement for the council and making the most of the opportunities presented by the Bay Gateway for new jobs and businesses in the local area.”

If elected Jean will join councillors Roger Sherlock and Rob Devey in representing the ward.

You can find out more about Jean via her facebook page.