Ribble Valley’s new Labour candidate’s 30 years with party

David Hinder - the new Labour candidate for Ribble Valley
David Hinder - the new Labour candidate for Ribble Valley
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Ribble Valley Labour Party has selected David Hinder as their Parliamentary candidate for the 2015 General Election.

David has more than 30 years of campaigning experience with the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party. Wilpshire resident David has lived in the Ribble Valley since 2000.

He is married to Christine with two grown up children who attended local state schools. Christine is a retired primary school teacher and now does supply work for those with special educational needs.

David has spent his working life in manufacturing industry, banking and finance while always taking an active interest in local issues.

Speaking to members after his selection on Wednesday evening at the Samlesbury Hotel, David said: “People often need reminding that Labour came second in the Ribble Valley in the 2010 General Election.

“In Longridge and across the Ribble Valley, the Tories are fearful of UKIP and the LibDems are a spent force. Only Labour offers a realistic option for change in 2015.

“The Chancellor has announced more spending cuts. Borrowings are up and taxes are forecast to increase. The Ribble Valley faces five more years of shrinking public services, a crumbling NHS and the consequences of planning chaos. Incredibly, the Ribble Valley Core Strategy, approved this week, has put more pressure on local services by increasing the numbers of houses built every year until 2028.”

David, who aims to meet people in Longridge and Ribchester in the new year said “I look forward to meeting as many residents as possible in the coming months and discussing issues affecting people from all walks of life in every part of the constituency.”