John Stevenson, Conservative
Majority: 853 (2.02%)
John Stevenson was elected in 2010 and is a member of the Communities and Local Government Committee.
Ashcroft polling (January 2015): CON: 30%, LAB: 41%, LD: 5%, UKIP: 18%, Green: 3%
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Lee Sherriff is a local mother of three currently working in adult social care and is a former retail worker. Sherriff is currently a Councillor.
Loraine Birchall contested Mid Furness ward on the South Lakeland District Council in 2014. She came in second place to the Conservative candidate and is now Vice Chair for the Barrow and Furness Liberal Democrats.
Fiona Mills is contesting the seat for UKIP for the first time. She is a qualified accountant for the North Cumbria Hospitals NHS Trust and has resided in Carlisle for most of her life. Her chief reason for running stems from her ‘frustrating experience’ with the health service.