Vicky Ford MEP has been selected to be the candidate for the Conservatives in Chelmsford at the forthcoming General Election.
Vicky has represented the people of Chelmsford in the European Parliament for the past eight years.
"It is a huge honour to be chosen to stand as the Conservative candidate in Chelmsford. This is a brilliant city with outstanding homes, schools, shops and services. If elected I will bring my experience to make sure the city gets the infrastructure it deserves, and to support local people, organisations and businesses."
Vicky has been selected following the retirement of Sir Simon Burns who was the MP for Chelmsford for thirty years.
"Chelmsford was fortunate in that there were three excellent candidates. But one was more outstanding than the others. I am delighted by the choice of Vicky Ford. She will be an excellent successor to me and a fantastic candidate, who I know will work as hard as I did to look after the people of Chelmsford and be part of our local community."
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Sandy Martin defeated the Conservative Ben Gummer, who was one of the architects of Theresa May's ill-fated election campaign.
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