John Leech announces bid to reclaim Manchester Withington seat for Lib Dems

John Leech was elected to Didsbury West in the 2016 Manchester local elections Credit: Liberal Democrats

Manchester councillor John Leech has announced his bid to reclaim the Withington seat for the Liberal Democrats in the upcoming General Election.

Mr Leech won the seat with a 17% swing in 2005 and held it for 10 years before the party lost the majority of its seats in 2015.

Announcing his candidacy on Twitter, Cllr Leech said he "can't wait" to stand as MP for the south Manchester seat in June.