Whoever is elected as MP for Lichfield and Burntwood will need to be “true to themselves”, the Conservative candidate has warned.
Michael Fabricant was speaking at a hustings event at Wade Street Church ahead of the vote on Thursday (12th December).
The Conservative hopeful said politics would be a short career for anyone who didn’t stand by their own beliefs:
“You don’t have a long time in politics if you are a showman without substance.
“Whichever of the candidates are elected, they have to be true to themselves.
“The leader won’t be your boss, the chief whip won’t be – the people will be your boss.”Conservative candidate Michael Fabricant
Mr Fabricant became involved in a number of debates with members of the audience during the hustings event, at one point inviting a heckler to join him:
But following the debate, Mr Fabricant questioned the motives of those who had vociferously challenged him from the audience.
The Conservative – who has held the seat for more than 20 years – said it was clear to voters what he stood for:
“If you want a dull, bland, joyless and dull MP, don’t vote for me.
“If you want to see this country bankrupted, don’t vote for me.
“All I really want to say is get out and vote. I’m sure you’ve all made up your mind already.
“Don’t leave voting to the others.”Conservative candidate Michael Fabricant
Candidates contesting the Lichfield seat at the 2019 General Election are:
- Michael Fabricant (Conservatives)
- John Madden (Independent)
- Andrea Muckley (Green Party)
- Paul Ray (Lib Dems)
- Dave Robertson (Labour)