The Isle of Wight local elections are only just over a month away and indeed Poll Cards are starting to drop on resident’s doormats this week.
Many candidates have already declared their intention to stand, but one particular candidate has declared this week where he won’t be standing.
A release from Sandown & Shanklin Labour Party reveals that they have withdrawn their selected candidate for Shanklin South.
Coleman: “A ground swell is taking place in Shanklin”
The candidate, Peter Coleman, who contested the South ward for Labour in 2009 and lives in the ward said, “Electors in the ward now have a clear alternative candidate (Richard Priest) to David Pugh, who has been a disastrous Leader of the County Council.
“A ground swell is taking place in Shanklin around a community based and respected local man. This is a difficult ward politically for Labour to win, and this decision has been taken to maximise the vote in opposition to the cuts in the public services to Shanklin taken by this Conservative Council.”
We understand that Peter will contest another ward for Labour in the area.