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    John Studholme - standing for election in Copeland on the 12th of December.

    No other candidate is fighting to stay in the EU for the benefit of Copeland. The nuclear industry, hill farming and tourism will all be affected by Brexit.

    John will do everything to protect these industries.

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    About John.

    Remembrance day

    John Studholme is the Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Copeland. A lifelong Cumbrian, John was born in Kendal and brought up in Wigton. He has lived in Cumbria since 1973. Once a Chartered Surveyor by profession he is now retired but with more energy than ever. He is a loving husband, father and grandfather two children and two grandchildren.

    For 40 years he has been involved in Liberal politics in Cumbria. He was Chairman of South Lakeland District Council and Mayor of Kendal. Recently he was a candidate for the North West in the European Elections.

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    John Studholme on the issues.


      • Stop Brexit for hill farming, nuclear industry, tourism and opportunities for all.
      • The peaceful use of nuclear power including the development of small modular reactors at Sellafield.
      • The Woodhouse Colliery project to mine coking coal.
      • Support for the local farming community.
      • Encouraging and promoting local businesses.


    • Stop Brexit for the economy, safety, future generations.
    • A written national constitution.
    • A proportional representation system of voting.
    • Free trade and the value of competition.
    • State intervention to create a fairer society.
    • Cooperation with other political parties where there is a common national interest.

    What John will do for Copeland.

    Whitehaven & Sellafield


    Sellafield is a big driver of employment and John supports the nuclear industry. Whitehaven was once the third port in England. It was revived as a magnificent marina and fishing port with local effort and an EU grant in the 1990s. Today the town's prosperity is based on Sellafield and shortly we hope Woodhouse Colliery. John, if elected, will be working passionately to support these and other industries.

    Woodhouse Colliery

    Haig pit

    The proposal to mine coking coal at Woodhouse Colliery on the former Marchon Colliery south of Whitehaven is to be welcomed. The coal is a special grade used for making coke for the manufacture of steel. It will not be used to produce electricity. John has visited the site and supports the project. He has promised the company his backing if elected.

    Farming Industry


    Much of the farming in the area is hill farming based on sheep. The industry has always been a marginal one with many farmers relying on additional work to make sufficient income. Brexit is not helping and it is difficult to see many hill farms surviving if we leave Europe without a deal or if restrictions are imposed on exports. John has been in land management all his working life and will work closely to support the farming community, whatever the outcome of Brexit if elected.

    Health and Social


    We are all aware that the Health Service is under massive stress. Shortage of staff and lack of investment are the key factors. Fears of what follows Brexit have added to the concern. The NHS will be John's priority area for increased government funding. Joined up thinking on the management of health and social services is one of the solutions he will press for.

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