On Tuesday I took the Hexham to Carlisle train to help campaign for my friend and colleague John Stevenson MP, and his local councillors.
John is hoping to be re-elected as Carlise's MP in a little over 8 months and it was wonderful to be able to help him out. He has been working in Carlisle, and a councillor in Carlisle, long before he became an MP, and knows the town inside out. He is a genuine hard working MP who cares passionately about the place he represents. In Westminster his work on skills, apprenticeships and supporting manufacturing and local jobs for Carlisle is well known.