Party chairman and Lancashire Police Commissioner candidate in Lytham

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LYTHAM gave a very warm welcome to Conservative Party Chairman, Baroness Warsi, at a special crime street stall.

The sun was scorching as Mark Menzies, MP for Fylde, and the Conservative candidate for Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Ashton, who is Lytham-born and bred, met with members of the public in Lytham square.

Mr Ashton was canvassing opinions of members of the public about their experiences of crime ahead of the inaugural Police and Crime Commissioner elections in November.

Baroness Warsi, on her second visit to Fylde in the last year, was present to support Mr Ashton’s campaign and talk to grass roots members about their views on the upcoming elections and other party matters.

Mr Ashton said he had some positive responses from members of the public.

“It was interesting to hear about people’s experiences and views on crime firsthand,” he said.

“That is what I will be doing throughout the campaign I will be hitting the streets and speaking to real people to establish their priorities for policing in Lancashire.”

During the two hour event, party members and supporters met with the Party chairman and were able to pass on opinions about the party and the Government.

Volunteers also handed out free “No Cold Calling” posters and signs to members of the public, discussing their concerns about crime in the process.

Fleetwood and Lancaster MP, Eric Ollerenshaw, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Party Chairman, also gave up his time to attend the event.

Mr Menzies,  meanwhile, backed Mr Ashton’s candidacy.

“Tim has a great deal of experience as a councillor and a county councillor,” he said. “He has managed big budgets in his role in charge of county highways and is well equipped to do this job.”

The guest of honour agreed.

“I am confident that Tim is an excellent candidate for Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner,” Baroness Warsi said.

“I would encourage all our party supporters and everyone in Lancashire to support him.”

Mr Ashton has pledged to prioritise tackling anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related crime while investing in front line police officers.

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