John Leech is the former MP for Manchester Withington, having served as MP from 2005 -2015. John was elected to Manchester Council with a 53% of the vote last year and he is the only opposition member on Manchester City Council.
Record Of Delivery
John has a strong record of delivering for local people.
He played an important role in securing a return of the £6.5m that The Christie hospital lost in the Icelandic banking collapse and has campaigned extensively to protect local services, such as Burnage library and Withington baths. John was successful in getting the prostate cancer drug Abiraterone approved for use on the NHS and fought long and hard to bring the Metrolink to south Manchester.
John was named ‘Parliamentarian of the Year for Road Safety’ by road safety charity Brake in 2008. John was also awarded Lib Dem “MP of the Year” 2013 by Patchwork Foundation for his work in Parliament and his constituency with disadvantaged and minority groups.
John is campaigning as the Pro-European Choice for Manchester Withington fighting against a hard-Brexit and campaigning to put power back in the hands of local people.