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Christian Cox

Joint Deputy Chair/Social Media

I’m a born and bred Blackpool lad of 36 years. 29 of those I have been living in South Shore. My
parents worked for Blackpool Transport for many years so I grew up around Blackpool’s thriving
tourist industry. I know the town like the back of my hand and have seen many changes over the
years. It’s great to see Blackpool becoming a 21st century resort. Blackpool is one of the great
survivors amidst the widespread decline of traditional British seaside resorts. One of the towns
greatest strengths is putting on world class events such as the annual Illuminations Switch On, World
Fireworks Championships, hosting world class artists and sporting events. This is where Blackpool
Carnival comes in. Blackpool Carnival is all about putting on a great event for everyone, having a
good time and getting in Carnival spirit. I can’t think of a more suitable place than Blackpool to host
such an event. Previous events were a great success and we hope to build on that with our
Centenary Carnival in 2023, a precursor to annual Carnival Events annually thereafter from the 1 st
Saturday until and including the 2 nd Sunday in July, Blackpool will be the place to be.
It is pleasure to support and help to organise this event both as a Blackpool resident and local
councillor.