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Cliff Morris today sold the former Westhoughton Clinic and a solicitors office for £285,000 – yet it is expected that not a penny will be spent in Westhoughton.

The sale of the clinic for £145,000 and the former Nightingales office for £140,000 happened by telephone at an auction today.

The buildings are expected to be restored by a resident who wants to use them as offices.

But demands for Labour leader Mr Morris to reinvest the council’s sale money in Westhoughton have been ignored so far.

Wingates campaigner Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon said: “These are historic Westhoughton buildings and it is only right that the proceeds of this sale are reinvested in our town.”

Daisy Hill campaigner Rebekah Fairhurst added: “It’s about time we put Westhoughton first. Instead the money is just topping up Cliff’s piggy bank in Bolton. It’s time for a change.”

Vote for Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon for Wingates and Rebekah Fairhurst for Daisy Hill in this Thursday’s by-election. Let’s put Westhoughton first. Polls open 7am until 10pm.

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