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Gordon is on the search for Blackpool’s “Cleaner Greener Champions” and extended the deadline for all nominations to Friday 11th August.2017-05-10_11.03.39.jpg

The “Cleaner Greener Champions” awards will build on from the initiative Gordon launched last year around green and environmental issues in Blackpool - recognising individuals and groups for their efforts in keeping the town clean and green. The awards will be presented at a special event at the Solaris Centre on Friday 8th September.

He said: “Because of the Easter school holidays and general election campaign, we wanted to extend the time for period for people to nominate their local green champions. I have always found it important to recognise the work being done by many people to improve the community. We launched the “Cleaner Greener Blackpool” campaign launched last year and I thought it would be a good opportunity to combine this with my regular local hero awards by giving it a cleaner, greener twist.”

Gordon added: “Blackpool is generally a very dense urban area but we are fortunate to be blessed with some great green spaces, which act as the lungs of our town – Stanley Park, the Moss and Marton Mere are just some of the places we have on our doorstep. These awards are about recognising those who go above and beyond in protecting our green spaces and also more broadly championing green initiatives and causes in the town.”

If you know a person, group or organisation that is deserving of such an award, you can nominate them in one of the six categories: 1) Green Business, 2) Green Activists/Community Groups, 3) Green Volunteer
4) Young Green Champion (24 and younger), 5) Green Educational Institution, 6) Green Hero (someone who has been excellently green and gone above and beyond to help improve the community). They must either live or operate in the Blackpool South parliamentary constituency.

Nomination forms can be collected from Gordon’s constituency office at 304 Highfield Road, Blackpool, FY4 3JX, Solaris Centre or by clicking here. They must be submitted NO later than Friday 11th August. For more information contact Kirsty Squibb on kirsty.squibb@parliament.uk or call 01253 344143. Alternatively you can go to Gordon’s website at www.gordonmarsden.com or check out Gordon’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GordonMarsdenMP/.

EXTENSION FOR NOMINATIONS: Gordon on the search for Blackpool’s “Cleaner Greener Champions”

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Gordon has been re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Blackpool South for a sixth successive time.

He won with a majority of 2,523 and said he was "proud" to be given the trust of voters again in the town.Election_Count.JPG

He said: "I am very privileged to have a great campaign team. The Conservatives poured huge amounts of money into the seat to try and take it, but the work my team have done, particularly the casework helping people with benefit issues has shown what we do for this constituency. Also, my work as a shadow minister has been a very important part of the process.

"It has been a very tiring and gruelling campaign for everyone, and a sad campaign also under the shadow of the terrible terrorist attacks."

Gordon added his success showed up the "deep failure" of the Conservatives and Theresa May "to try and run a one issue Brexit election".

He said: "The flaws in her campaign and her governing party, whatever the outcome in terms of seats, have been very severely exposed. And it is a tribute to the positive campaign we have put forward nationally for renewal and the questions we have raised, including locally, to bring the Tory government to account."

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Gordon, Labour Candidate for Blackpool South, has received a boost with the endorsement of him and his campaign for re-election as the MP in Blackpool South, the seat he has held since 1997, by leading local figure and former Mayor of Blackpool, Robert Wynne.Gordon_and_Robert_Wynne.jpg

In a statement released today Mr Wynne said: “I am supporting Gordon Marsden in this election.As a lifetime Liberal, former leader of Blackpool Lib Dems and former Mayor of the town I have never before endorsed a candidate from a rival party, but this time I think it's vital that we support our local MP. I am still very much a Liberal and always will be, but there is no chance of the Lib Dem candidate coming close in Blackpool South and I urge liberal minded people to lend their vote to Gordon Marsden this time.

"I am shocked at the complete lack of any detail in the Conservative manifesto. I expect it is still very probable that the Conservatives will win this election, but they do not deserve a large majority. Gordon Marsden has worked hard for Blackpool for the last 20 years and I don't want to see him swept away by a tide of empty promises. We need the Conservatives held to account, nationally that means over the NHS and schools, locally it means on issues like Fracking. Gordon Marsden really needs the support of positive, liberal minded people."

Responding, Gordon said: “I am very appreciative of the generous support that Robert is giving to me across party lines in this crucial election locally. He is someone who was a superb Mayor of Blackpool where he raised formidable sums for the Mayor’s charity, as well as being a successful businessman who has made, and continues to make, a huge contribution to the town, both in civic service and in the charitable and other initiatives that he pioneers.”

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