Justin Madders was joined by Labour's Deputy Leader Tom Watson and a number of activists and campaigners to officially launch his campaign office today, at 1a Cambridge Road, Ellesmere Port.
Speaking at the event, Tom Watson praised Justin's impact in Parliament during his two years in Parliament:
"I remember coming here two years ago when Justin was a new candidate and since that time he has risen to national prominence. He has built a reputation as one of the hardest working MPs in the country."
Madders pledged to continue to work hard and to put the needs of Ellesmere Port & Neston residents ahead of anything else. He said:
"Since I was elected, I've been the kind of MP that you don't only see when the election comes around. I've organised street surgeries, litter picks, petitions and coffee mornings all across Ellesmere Port and Neston; as well as supporting community events including job fairs, Christmas dinners for pensioners and foodbank collections.
"I haven't just turned up for the election asking for your support. I grew up in the constituency, raised a family here and served as a local Councillor for 17 years before I became an MP. This area is my home and so I will always put the needs of local people ahead of everything else.
"As we have seen with the recent uncertainty surrounding Vauxhall, we need an MP who is willing to fight for local jobs and employment. I worked tirelessly to get assurances on jobs from the Government and the new owners about the future of the plant until around 2021.
"I am proud of my record and I look forward to speaking with as many local people as I can in the coming weeks."