Left to Right: Pamela Hall (Liverpool West Derby), Sohail Qureshi (Bootle), Val Allen (St Helens South & Whiston), Paul Greenall (St Helens North), Chris Grayling MP (Shadow Minister for Liverpool), Richard Downey (Garston & Halewood), Kegang Wu (Liverpool Riverside), Leah Fraser and Adam Marsden (Liverpool Walton).
The following information comes from a party press release:
- The Candidate for Garston and Halewood, Richard Downey, was brought up in Cressington and was the Conservative Candidate for Woolton Ward at the Local Elections in 2008. At those elections he increased the Conservative vote in Woolton by 69% and slashed the Lib Dems majority in the Ward to around 500.
- In Liverpool Riverside the Conservatives have selected Dr Kegang Wu who has worked in the Constituency for the last 15 years. Originally from China, Dr Wu has been a lecturer at Liverpool University and was a Senior Manager for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce in Old Hall Street.
- In Liverpool Wavertree, Andrew Garnett was selected to fight the Constituency for the Conservatives. Andrew was brought up in Childwall.
- In Liverpool West Derby, the Conservatives selected Cllr Pamela Hall from Chester. Pamela has been successful in defeating two longstanding Liberal Democrat Councillors in Chester and is looking forward to bringing her successful campaigning experiences to Liverpool.
- In Liverpool Walton, the candidate will be Adam Marsden, who has been brought up in Liverpool and works for Tower Enterprise Funding in Liverpool City Centre. Adam was the Conservative Candidate for Allerton and Hunts Cross Ward at the Local Elections in 2008, where he overtook the Labour Party Candidate to take second place.
- In Bootle, the Conservatives have chosen Sohail Qureshi, who has been working in the City for the last three years for his Property Company.
- In Knowsley, local Candidate David Dunne, who lives in Tarbock Green, was chosen to fight the seat. David, who went to school at St Edwards in Liverpool, works as a Barrister in the City in Harrington Street.
The Conservatives also selected their candidates for the St.Helens seats just before Christmas. Cllr Paul Greenall from West Lancs Borough Council has been selected for St.Helens North. In St.Helens South and Whiston the Conservative Party selected Val Allen, who is a parish councillor in Croft, near Warrington and is a member of the board of the Halton Chamber of Commerce. Val runs an engineering business in Widnes and is very keen to encourage companies to take on more apprentices.
City of Liverpool Conservatives Chairman Tony Caldeira commented:
“The Members have selected seven great Candidates and they all have local connections. This means the Conservative Party in Merseyside is ready for a General Election, whenever Gordon Brown plucks up the courage to call it.”