Candidate name: Neil Hughes

Party: Liberal Democrats

Main priorities: Revitalising the local economy by creating sustainable jobs, like shifting steel-making for renewables.

Tackling mental health and social isolation problems by re-establishing youth provision, allocating dedicated mental health support to schools.

Improve transport links. I’d like to see the Workington-Cockermouth-Penrith railway fully re-opened and Workington harbour developed accordingly.

Brexit: We would keep the UK within the EU. Failing to achieve a majority the party will continue to campaign for a People’s vote. In any scenario the EU requires massive overhaul e.g. a better deal for farmers. The environment, jobs and rights need EU-level protection.

Policy commitment: 300,000 new homes a year (of which a third for social rent) are necessary. Our welfare benefits system needs to be completely re-written.