Bishop Auckland Liberal Democrats have announced that their General Election candidate will be 22 year old Ciaran Morrissey. Ciaran is from Newcastle and is the party's youngest candidate in this Election in the North East region.
He is the policy officer for the party's Liberal Youth wing, and is a member of the Liberal Democrats national federal policy committee which is tasked with production of the party's election manifesto. He is studying for a Masters degree in International Political Economy at Newcastle University and is a graduate of the University of York.
This will be Ciaran's third election in recent months, having secured a 30% increase in the Lib Dem vote in two recent council by-elections in the region. He's campaigning hard on the ground in support of Lib Dem candidates for the Durham County Council elections tomorrow.