Sean is proud to stand for the Liberal Democrats in Rossendale and Darwen, and would be honoured to represent the area in Parliament.
A proud Darwener, Sean grew up in Hoddlesden and moved back to the area 12 months ago, after having worked in Tim Farron’s Kendal office for a year. Sean says that the most rewarding part of working for Tim was being able to help constituents, especially in the aftermath of the December 2015 floods. He would be a hard-working, caring MP for the people of Rossendale and Darwen.
If elected, Sean would campaign for improved investment in environmental initiatives such as tree planting, renewable energy and proper funding for the area’s fantastic parks. He wants to see fracking banned.
He’s proud to support the Lib Dem proposal to increase NHS spending through a ringfenced penny increase in income tax. This shows the Lib Dems are the only party taking the challenges to our healthcare seriously, and are willing to take difficult decisions when they’re in the nation’s best interests.
Sean currently works for an education charity, and is passionate about ensuring that children in Rossendale and Darwen get the best possible start in life, whatever their background. He’s proud of the Lib Dem achievements of the pupil premium and free school meals for all infant school children and would fight to protect them.
Sean says, ‘It’s been hard to watch how the Tories have spent the last seven years cutting funding for local councils, especially in more deprived areas like ours. What’s more, they now want to cut taxes for the rich and for large corporations and are happy for a ‘hard Brexit’ that will make it much harder for small businesses here in East Lancashire to trade with the continent. I want to be part of a Lib Dem opposition that will do a proper job standing up to them!’
Sean is an avid Blackburn Rovers fan, having been taken along by his grandad at the age of seven, and no matter how bad it’s got, he still has his season ticket. He studied French at Warwick University and is now learning German and Spanish.