Stuart Thomas

Candidate for Leigh and Atherton

General Election - 4 July 2024

Stuart Thomas is a passionate and dedicated politician, running as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Leigh and Atherton. With a strong track record, Stuart has previously stood as the parliamentary candidate for Wigan in 2019 and Bradford South in 2017. A staunch progressive, liberal and social democrat, Stuart believes in promoting individual freedoms, social justice, and economic equality. He advocates for policies that empower individuals while ensuring that everyone has access to opportunities and resources necessary for a fair and equitable society.

Stuart's roots are deeply embedded in Wigan, where he has lived his entire life. Coming from a working-class background, Stuart is immensely proud of his heritage and upbringing. This connection to his community fuels his drive to represent and serve the people of Leigh and Atherton effectively.

In his personal life, Stuart is a devoted family man with a young family. Professionally, he works in IT for a local company, bringing a practical understanding of technology and its role in modern society to his political endeavours.

Stuart is committed to building a thriving and sustainable community that benefits everyone. His vision includes strengthening local governance, improving public services, and implementing fair economic policies. He opposes any Clean Air Zone charge that places an unfair burden on small business owners, advocating instead for balanced environmental solutions that do not compromise economic viability.

One of Stuart's key priorities is enhancing connectivity to Manchester through the development of light-rail transport. This project aims to boost the local economy and make commuting more accessible and efficient for residents. In the realm of healthcare, Stuart supports free personal social care and aims to improve access to GP services, ensuring everyone receives timely, quality healthcare.

In education, Stuart is focused on increasing funding, reducing class sizes, and enhancing support for special educational needs, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed. Protecting green spaces from overdevelopment is another crucial aspect of Stuart's platform. He advocates for sustainable housing policies that prioritise the use of brownfield sites to preserve the natural environment.

On the issue of immigration, Stuart supports investing in new officers, training, and technology to tackle illegal smuggling and trafficking across the Channel. He is committed to ensuring that the community remains safe and secure, balancing compassionate immigration policies with robust enforcement measures.

Stuart Thomas is dedicated to serving the people of Leigh and Atherton, bringing progressive values and a strong sense of community to his candidacy. His experience, commitment, and vision make him a formidable candidate for the upcoming parliamentary election.

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