[W]orkington Conservatives have chosen born and bred Cumbrian, Clark Vasey, to stand up for the people of Workington and take on Corbyn’s Labour Party in the forthcoming General Election.
Speaking about his selection Clark said: “As both a Cumbrian and a Conservative, it is a real honour to have been asked to provide the strong voice which Workington needs. Labour has taken the area for granted for too long and now seeks to impose Jeremy Corbyn on Cumbria, a man who threatens the entire Cumbrian economy and would destroy jobs throughout the area with his opposition to all things nuclear.”
“The people of Cumbria deserve better than Labour. Theresa May offers the strong leadership that our county and our country needs to make a success of leaving the European Union. I hope to follow the tremendous example of Trudy Harrison in Copeland and John Stevenson in Carlisle in fighting for the best deal for Workington and Cumbria.”
Clark Vasey is from a working class Carlisle family; his father worked in a Carr’s biscuit factory and his mother was a shop assistant. Clark went to Trinity School in Carlisle, before going to University in Hull. He works as a corporate affairs manager for a high technology company and is a former Special Constable. He is married to Alice, an NHS doctor, and together they have a one-year-old son, James, and a rescue dog named Victor.
Speaking on the NHS Clark added: “Married to an NHS doctor, I know first-hand the pressures on NHS staff. I believe I am well placed to fight for the right services locally. Competence matters in the NHS. The NHS is too important to entrust to Corbyn’s Labour Party. As we found with Trudy Harrison’s victory in Copeland, people are looking to the Conservatives to fight for the services on which we depend.”