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Town MP will defend seat at next election

Evesham Editorial 2nd May, 2014 Updated: 15 hours ago

PERSHORE’S MP Harriett Baldwin has been confirmed as the Conservative candidate for West Worcestershire in next year’s general election.

The announcement was made as the Tories launched their West Midlands European Parliament election campaign on Friday (April 25).

Mrs Baldwin has been a Member of Parliament since 2010 when she won by a majority of 6,854.

During her time in office she has backed local campaigns including achieving faster broadband, fairer funding for school’s in

Worcestershire, fairer fuel duty, tax-free childcare, scrapping Labour’s housing blueprints and helping to deliver six new flood

defence schemes.

Mrs Baldwin has also served as an adviser in the Department of Work and Pensions overseeing reforms to reward working citizens, and recently became an assistant whip for the Government.

She said: “I am honoured to be selected by my local association to stand again for the seat of West Worcestershire.

“As a hard-working local MP I have tried to ensure residents can contact me easily at my weekly surgeries, where I’ve helped

well over a thousand people in face-to-face meetings.

“I have set up a Malvern office with an excellent local casework team who’ve helped me reply to tens of thousands of letters

from local residents. I try to be out and about listening to local people as much as I can.

“I am grateful for the support of my association and their extensive group of volunteers. With their backing I’ll be working hard for a Conservative majority Government that can continue to deliver jobs, growth, lower taxes and deficit reduction for a more

prosperous future.”

Harry Tanner, chairman of the West Worcestershire Conservative Association, added: “Harriett is an outstanding local MP and has done sterling work representing local people as well as receiving recognition for her hard work by achieving promotion to the Government.

“She has battled hard to make sure that West Worcestershire has a strong voice in Parliament and at the highest levels of Government and I am confident that she is the right choice to continue this task.”