james wharton“Peter is experienced and hard working. He’d make an excellent MP and great neighbour. This is our chance in Darlington and a local candidate with knowledge of campaigning can make all the difference.”

James Wharton, MP for Stockton South, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development and former Minister for the Northern Powerhouse

“”I worked with Peter on the Police and Crime Comissioner election and have been impressed by how he has taken every opportunity to campaign for the Conservatives in Darlington.”

Cllr Richard Bell, Chairman of the Conservative Party in the North East

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“I saw first-hand the immense hard work Peter put in in Darlington. After achieving such a fantastic result last time, he deserves the chance to run again.”

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

“I was delighted by the efforts Peter made for my Pendle campaign, coming to help many times between 2007 and 2010. He is a real campaigner. He knows what it takes to win elections and goes out and makes it happen.”

Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle and PPS to Boris Johnson

“Peter consistently puts the work in with enthusiasm and energy, as I saw firsthand in the canvassing and phone canvassing he did for my Loughborough campaign. The phone canvassing sessions he organised for the 2010 Election and the Boris campaign proved he is a leader of volunteers. He’d be a great Parliamentary candidate.” 

Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough and former Secretary of State for Education

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“Peter is a hardworking and effective local campaigner. I first got to know him during the 2010 election campaign when he was contesting a Labour held ward in the target seat of Westminster North. Having proven his campaigning credentials Peter fought and won a Conservative held ward in 2014. His victory was well-deserved and he took no vote for granted. Peter has already established himself as a real team player who is extremely dedicated to the Conservative cause. I am confident Peter has a successful future in politics to look forward to.”

Mark Field, MP for Cities of London and Westminster

“Peter is a candidate of principle and grit. He believes in Conservative values and he puts in the work required to  advance them, whether it’s the excellent reports he’s written on crime and public spending or the dedication he shows to campaigning. He’s a person of ability and intelligence. After standing for Parliament three times and the European Parliament four times, I know what makes a good candidate. He will be one of them.” 

Nirj Deva, MEP for the South East

“I’ve known Peter for years and I’ve been consistently impressed by the effort he’s put in – not only for the Conservative Party but for the wider Conservative movement. He’s a skilled campaigner and activist.”

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South 2010-2015

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“Peter Cuthbertson is an outstanding campaigner.  Not only does he campaign himself but he is also a great leader. He leads from the front and is not afraid of hard work. He certainly knows the meaning of hard work and knows how to campaign. It will be a very lucky Constituency that has Peter Cuthbertson as their PPC and subsequently their Member of Parliament”. 

Charles Heslop OBE, former President of the Conservative National Convention

“Peter was a superb help to the TaxPayers’ Alliance in our early years, as we were getting off the ground. Those are tough years for any campaign – you’re the new kid on the block who needs to make it to the big league. Peter threw himself into the cause and played a big role when we were not a household name. He’s smart, a good campaigner and a principled friend of taxpayers.”

Matthew Elliott, Founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance and Chief Executive of Vote Leave 

“Peter is a committed conservative and a skilled campaigner. He has demonstrated his commitment to Darlington with years of patient campaigning on local issues. I know he would make an excellent Member of Parliament.”

Matthew Sinclair, economist and former Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance

“Peter is a man of principle and drive. His values inform his actions and it is a breath of fresh air to see people like Peter putting themselves up for election. He would make an excellent Member of Parliament.”

Rory Broomfield, Director of the Freedom Association