Simon Fell selected as Conservative candidate for Barrow & Furness

At a special meeting of the Barrow and Furness Conservative Association at the Drill Hall last night, Simon Fell was overwhelmingly selected as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Barrow and Furness. 

Mr Fell is Chairman of the Barrow and District Credit Union and a director of fraud prevention agency, Cifas. He is married to Pippa and has a 3-year-old daughter, Peg ,with another on the way. Since 2015, Mr Fell has reduced the Labour majority in Barrow to just 209 votes.

Speaking after the selection, Simon said:

I’m delighted by the result tonight. For too long Barrow and Furness has been denied a strong voice representing it in Westminster. Furness needs an MP who will work constructively with the government to deliver the changes we so badly need in our road, rail and broadband networks, who can secure the funding we need for our vital public services, and who will champion the world-class industry in our area.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party offers nothing for Barrow except uncertainty. He wants to shutter our largest employer and will decimate our local economy and public services by doing so.

I’m looking forward to finishing the job we started 5 years ago and turning Barrow blue once again. 

Speaking after the selection, Chair of Barrow and Furness Conservatives, Andrew Butcher, said:

Local Conservatives overwhelmingly voted for Simon. This is absolutely the right result. He is passionate about the area that his family have lived in for generations and has a positive vision for what Barrow and Furness can become. I look forward to seeing him elected in due course.

Thank you.

When this snap election was called, we knew we'd have a fight on our hands.

But we knuckled down, fought a strong local campaign and bucked the national trend. In the end, we were just 209 votes shy.

A huge thank you to our team of canvassers, deliverers, callers and tellers who rose to the task admirably.

And more importantly, thank you to the 22,383 people who voted for me. I appreciate, more than I can express, the faith you put in me.

Congratulations to John, and thank you to the other candidates for running such good, clean campaigns.

With all good wishes

Simon

Paul Casson endorses Simon Fell

BARROW AFC CHAIRMAN PAUL CASSON GIVES ENDORSEMENT TO SIMON FELL TO BE BARROW’S NEXT MP

The Chairman of Barrow AFC, Paul Casson, has today given his backing to Simon Fell, the Conservative challenger to be Barrow’s next MP.

Paul Casson said:

“The coming years could be some of the most exciting in Barrow's proud history. The upcoming Successor program should provide the engine for robust economic growth. Who then may prove the best custodian of the areas’ good fortune, the party that passed the legislation that provided it, or the party who's leadership is pledged to its demise?

“My personal opinion is that for Barrow and Furness that answer is Simon Fell. In meetings with him he has outlined a vision for the area that very much matches my own. He has deep family roots in the area and I am impressed by his thoughtful, well crafted, locally inspired ideas. 

“It's time for a change.”

Simon Fell said:

“I’m very grateful to Paul for his endorsement. Paul’s approach - using his good fortune to help others and lift Barrow up - is one I would like to follow. Barrow AFC are ambassadors for Barrow and we should be rightly proud of them.

“Barrow and Furness is the most amazing place but it is neglected on the national stage as it doesn’t have a strong voice fighting for it. I will work constructively with others to get the improvements in our road, rail and broadband infrastructure that Barrow needs and to ensure that our essential public services are safe, secure and funded. 

"Barrow is an amazing place, and I want to promote the positive things it does to the world.”