Rory and Conservative County Council candidates Helen Fearon (Penrith West) and Scott Jackson (Penrith East), welcomed Foreign Minister the Right Honourable William Hague to Penrith, to camapign ahead of local elections on 2nd May.
The Foreign Minister had the opportunity to tour the town centre, engaging with local shop owners and the general public, before delivering a speech to supporters and passers-by in the Corn Market on the importance of the County Council elections, and the strength of Helen Fearon and Scott Jackson as local candidates.
Rory said: “It’s great that the Minister found time in his incredibly busy schedule to visit Penrith, speak with local residents and shopkeepers, and get a sense of the issues that matter most to local people. This has been a huge boost to our local candidates, who are strong on local issues – such as maintaining frontline services at affordable costs; keeping our recycling centres open; consistently fighting for our community hospitals; and maintaining our highways.”
“We have some really fantastic prospective councillors, and I will be working hard over the next few weeks to do all I can to support them in their campaign.”