Mike Ross has announced he is to fight Hull North for the Liberal Democrats in the snap June General Election.
Mike, who is the Leader of the Lib Dem group on Hull City Council, has a 15 year track record in Hull and was the party's candidate in 2015. Elections in Hull are normally between Labour and Mike Ross’ Liberal Democrats. In last year’s local elections 9 of the wards were won by the Liberal Democrats, compared with 10 by Labour.
Commenting on the announcement, Mike said, "This election will give the residents of Hull their chance to have their say on how they have been let down by both the Conservative government and also the failed Labour opposition. This election is happening because Corbyn's Labour is such a weak opposition.
“The residents of Hull need someone who will fight for them. There needs to be a strong opposition to this Conservative government and only the Liberal Democrats can provide that."
Since the General Election was announced nearly 10,000 people have joined the Liberal Democrats. Mike Ross believes this shows the strength of the party as it enters the snap General Election.
Mike added, "With new members all over the country and here in Hull it shows that there is real belief in what the party has to offer. The Liberal Democrats go into this election optimistic for the future and prepared to fight for every vote on June 8th."