In a personal letter to voters across Portsmouth’s communities, the city’s former MP, Lord Frank Judd of Portsea, backs Stephen Morgan as the candidate at next month’s general election that will change Portsmouth for the better.
Responding to the endorsement, Cllr Stephen Morgan said:
“Across Portsmouth many families speak extremely highly of Frank for what he achieved when he represented our city in Parliament. He worked tirelessly to improve life chances for all.
It is a huge honour to receive his warm words, support and encouragement to follow in his great footsteps in my home city”.
The honest letter to voters says:
I’m Frank Judd. You may remember me. I’ve served this great city as a Member of Parliament. Now I have the privilege of being Lord Judd of Portsea.
Portsmouth is very close to my heart so it’s been a pleasure to get to know Councillor Stephen Morgan. He’s the local candidate in next month’s general election.
I’ve been keeping a keen eye on Portsmouth and how it’s changing. In recent years I’ve been concerned. Our NHS and social care are in crisis. Not enough homes are being built. Our schools’ funding is being cut. We deserve better.
With all the big challenges Portsmouth faces, the Tories and Lib Dems understand the price of everything but the value of nothing. They are doing so much damage to the very fabric of our communities. It doesn’t have to be that way.
That’s why I’m pleased Stephen is standing to represent us. He’s impressed me with his hard work and determination to make Portsmouth a better place to live. He’s a strong voice on the council. He understands local concerns and has the energy and ideas to do something about them. Most importantly, he’ll make an excellent representative for you – and all of us – in Parliament.
Please don’t be fooled by the Lib Dems. What did they achieve when they had their chance? I know from my work in the House of Lords they can’t be trusted to keep their promises and protect our public services. These facts are clear.
I want you to consider the real choice at this election for you and your family. And I urge you to give your vote to Stephen Morgan.
Together we can change our city for the better.
Lord Frank Judd”