Iain Donaldson

for Blackley and South Middleton

Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate Iain Donaldson has today launched his campaign in Blackley and South Middleton, promising to hold this disastrous Conservative government to account for their failings on the NHS, the cost-of-living crisis, and water companies polluting the rivers with filthy sewage.

Iain will look to build on the positive momentum that the Lib Dems have built in Greater Manchester, after beating the Conservatives across the area in the local elections in May. The constituency is largely in Manchester where there have been no Conservatives elected this century, and partly in Middleton where the Conservatives are never seen.

Iain stated “The Conservatives are a spent force around here, and only the Liberal Democrats can seriously challenge Labour’s complacency. In both Manchester and Rochdale we see daily how slow Labour are to respond to the issues affecting our communities. Be it the Gaza conflict, the sewage in our rivers, the cost-of-living crisis, or protecting our natural environment it is the Liberal Democrats who are taking the lead.”

Labour’s tardiness in addressing the conflict in Gaza shows how little they can be trusted in an emergency. The Liberal Democrats have been calling since last October for an immediate bi-lateral ceasefire in Gaza so we can get the hostages out, the aid in, and begin to negotiate a two-state solution to the conflict.

The Liberal Democrats will also call for fair votes and for local councils to have the power and money to tackle local issues in a federal constitution.

Iain retired last year as a research administrator specialising in self-harm, at the University of Manchester, having moved to Heywood to care for his ailing mother. He has experience in local government after being a councillor for 19 years, and this will be his third time standing for the seat that includes Blackley.

Iain Donaldson for Blackley and South Middleton
Iain Donaldson has been selected by the Liberal Democrats as their candidate for Blackley and South Middleton.
A fair deal for the people of Gaza and Israel

The Liberal Democrats have been calling since October 2023 for a permanent bi-lateral ceasefire.

A fair deal on policing

Both the Conservative Government and the Labour Mayor are failing to keep our people safe.

A fair deal from our taps

The Conservative government is failing to keep our rivers clean and our water safe.


Published and promoted by Paul Rowen on behalf of Iain Donaldson (Liberal Democrats for a fair deal for all) both of 5 Ribblesdale Close, Rochdale, OL10 2LL,

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