The Liberal Democrats have announced Worcester's deputy mayor and city and county councillor as its parliamentary candidate for the Worcester constituency for the upcoming general election.

The Worcester branch of the party declared that Councillor Mel Allcott, will represent the party in the election.

The party said that Cllr Allcott's approach prioritises the interests of Worcester residents above party politics, and she aims to focus mainly on community needs.



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It adds that she has a detailed understanding of the city's challenges, and is dedication to transparency, accountability and collaboration.

Expressing her enthusiasm about her nomination, Cllr Allcott emphasised her devotion to make the city's needs the focus of political decision-making.

The Liberal Democrats in Worcester said: "(We) believe that Mel's leadership will bring a fresh perspective to parliamentary representation, one that prioritises the welfare and aspirations of Worcester residents."

On her nomination, Cllr Allcott said: "Worcester matters.

"As Worcester residents we have had too many career politicians who make choices on self-interest.

"Worcester needs a real voice at Westminster and I am the candidate to make sure we have one."

In the coming months, Cllr Allcott has said she intends to engage with the community, listen to their concerns, and advocate for the positive development of Worcester.

With current MP Robin Walker set to step down at the upcoming general election, Cllr Allcott will be running against former Worcester City Council leader Marc Bayliss from the Conservatives, former city councillor Tom Collins from the Labour party and the Green Party's Tor Pingree.