Halifax Liberal Democrats have selected Mohammed Ilyas as their parliamentary candidate for the 2015 general election.
Mr Ilays has been a resident of Halifax since 1973.He represented the Liberal Democrats as a Calderdale council as a councillor from 2008 to 2012. He works self employed as a driving instructor.
Commenting Mr Ilays said “ The Liberal Democrats stand for an open and a fairer society in which everyone can play a role without any prejudice of colour religion race or backgrounds. We want to enable everyone to get on in life and achieve things based on their ability not privilege. “
“We will let people know that Labour can’t be trusted with the economy, and the Conservatives can’t be trusted to build a fairer society. It is only the Liberal Democrats who can both build a stronger economy and a fairer society.”
“In 2010 we took the bold decision to join the coalition to bring back Country on its feet. The economy is growing again, and more people are in work now in Calderdale than in 2010 when Labour left office. We have held back the worse excess of the Conservatives, and tried to make things fairer by giving ordinary people a tax cut of £700.”
“In Halifax we will do more to do to involve young people into training sessions,apprenticeships and creating more job opportunities for everyone.”
Calderdale Liberal Democrats have selected their candidate for Calder Valley for the 2015 general election, Alisdair Calder McGregor, at a packed hustings at the Shay stadium. The contenders for the role were quizzed by party members for over two hours before a vote was taken.
Winning candidate Alisdair Calder McGregor pledged: “I will bring a forthright Liberal campaign to the Calder Valley, fighting for a Fairer Society”
“The priorities for Calder Valley are a Stronger Economy to enable everyone to get on in life, better transport links between our communities, and the protection of community and social spaces like Calderdale’s pubs.”
Council group leader Janet Battye commented “I’m pleased that we’re strengthening the local Liberal Democrat team. I am looking forward to developing our manifesto and explaining it to local people”
Party chair Dr Michael Taylor said “I am delighted that we have selected an enthusiastic and committed candidate to fight and win Calder Valley for the Liberal Democrats. Watch out Craig Whittaker, we’re coming for your seat.”
Alisdair and the rising numbers of Calder Valley Liberal Democrats are fighting to win in the current Stoodley Ward by-election and next May’s European and Council elections as well as pushing towards the General election campaign.
Alisdair has been selected to fight the Calder Valley constituency in the 2015 General election.