Ian Swales said “I am very pleased to be selected again after a hard fought contest. I look forward to meeting more residents and will continue to campaign for a better deal for the area. After a big swing in our favour last time it is clear that people see us as the real alternative to Labour in this constituency. I will be working hard from now until the next General election whenever that might be”.
Chris Abbott, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Redcar and Cleveland Council said “I am delighted to be able to continue working with Ian Swales who is an excellent local choice for the area”.
- Ian Swales lives in Redcar. He is married with 3 children.
- Formerly a senior manager at ICI Wilton he now runs his own training and consulting business.
- He fought the 2005 General Election for the Liberal Democrats in the Redcar constituency.
- He moved the Liberal Democrats into 2nd place with a swing against Labour of 8.2% (share of the vote).
- Husting meeting was held on Saturday 24th March 2007