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.
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.”