Walker bidding to retain seat for Tories - The Worcester Observer

Walker bidding to retain seat for Tories

Worcester Editorial 4th May, 2017   0

ROBIN Walker will be seeking to retain his Worcester seat after being re-selected to be the Conservative candidate for the snap June election.

At a meeting held last Friday (April 27), Worcester Conservative Association members selected Mr Walker to fight the snap General Election on Thursday, June 8.

The snap poll will once again see Mr Walker go head-to-head with Coun Joy Squires, selected by Labour to contest the election, in a re-run of 2015.

Mr Walker was first elected to Parliament in 2010, having defeated Labour’s Michael Foster and was then re-elected in 2015 with an increased majority.

Following Theresa May becoming Prime Minister last year, she gave Mr Walker his first Government role by appointing him Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Walker said: “I cannot think of a greater honour than to represent Worcester as its MP.

“The last seven years have sometimes been challenging but extremely rewarding and it has been a great privilege to work with so many local people to make Worcester an even better place.

“I am delighted to have the unanimous support of the Worcester Conservative Association in contesting this seat once again.

“Our country needs strong and stable leadership and I know that Theresa May is the right leader to take our country forward. I believe a Conservative Government after June 8 will be best for Britain and best for the people of Worcester so I look forward to the campaign to come.”

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