Simon Wilson has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the Parliamentary by-election in Rotherham. Following his selection he said: “The people of Rotherham have been badly let down by Labour politicians, not just their MP but also local councillors.
"Trust in politicians locally has been badly damaged and I aim to demonstrate that not all politicians are the same, by showing the values I hold dearly: family life, hard work, honesty, integrity and fairness.
“With over twenty years developing a career outside of politics I believe I can understand and appreciate the hopes, aspirations and fears of regular, hard-working people. I believe in small government, in the private sector leading the economic recovery and creating opportunity-"
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.