Former licensee to fight valley seat at election

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson

A former Ribchester landlord will be standing for the Ribble Valley seat at next year’s General Election.

Tony Johnson, who was born at Clayton-le-Moors and has lived and worked in the Ribble Valley for more than 40 years, will be standing as an Independent Alliance candidate.

The retired 63-year-old is divorced and has three daughters and one son.

In the early 1980s he says he was managing director of the company that bought what was the old Langho Centre on the A59, from Manchester City Council.

He said: “I became interested in politics in 2007 whilst I was the landlord of the Black Bull Hotel in Ribchester, and I stood as an Independent Candidate for the last General Election in 2010.

“In late 2011, I formed the Independent Political Alliance Party of Great Britain, ‘Independent Alliance’ for short, and registered it 
with the Electoral Commission in London.”

Tony says the political DNA at Westminster is “out of date, out of touch, same old same old” and desperately needs new blood.

He believes the Tories and Labour aren’t true anymore, the Liberal Dems “are going back to the political Stone Age” and UKIP has no sound economic policies.