Osborne visits Carlisle on campaign trail

The Chancellor of the Exchequer toured a training centre and a new housing estate. He's campaigning in Carlisle ahead of the General Election.

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Osborne visits Carlisle on campaign trail

George Osborne is in Carlisle campaigning today Credit: ITV Border

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is campaigning in Carlisle today, ahead of the general election in just over three weeks.

The city is considered a key marginal seat as the Conservative Party took it at the 2010 election with a majority of just 853 votes.

Before that, it had been represented by Labour for more than 40 years.

At this general election the seat is being contested by:

  • Alfred Okam (Independent)
  • Fiona Mills (UKIP)
  • Helen Davison (Green Party)
  • John Stevenson (Conservative)
  • Lee Sherriff (Labour)
  • Loraine Birchall (Liberal Democrats)

You can read our full Carlisle constituency profile here.


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