Hard-working local MP Andrew Bingham was re-selected on Thursday evening as the High Peak Conservative Candidate for the 2017 General Election, to be held on Thursday 8 June.

At a well-attended special meeting of the local Conservative Party, Andrew spoke and took questions, before being formally re-selected as the candidate.

This came just three days after the announcement by Theresa May that she had decided to hold a General Election on 8 June.

In her speech on the steps of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister said:

"In recent weeks Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach with the EU, the Liberal Democrats have said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill.

"If we do not hold a general election now, their political game playing will continue. Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country."

Andrew said:

“I am delighted to have been re-selected as the Conservative Candidate. In the seven years I have been the MP, I have held over 300 surgeries, met with thousands of people, and dozens of organisations. It has been a huge privilege to serve as the Member of Parliament, and one which I very much hope I am re-elected to do.

“On 8 June, the country faces a choice. There are only two people with a realistic chance of becoming Prime Minister – Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn. A Conservative vote will help to secure the strong, stable leadership of Theresa May. Any other vote could result in the disorganised, confused chaos of a Jeremy Corbyn premiership.”

Andrew is pictured the Chairman of High Peak Conservatives, Cllr Daren Robins.

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