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Ben Houchen selected as Conservative candidate for Middlesbrough

Saturday, November 10 2012

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Ben Houchen has today been selected as the Conservative candidate for the by-election in Middlesbrough.

Conservative Party candidate Ben Houchen said: “It was a privilege to be selected as the Conservative candidate for Middlesbrough. Being born and bred here I really relish the opportunity to campaign for the community that has given me so much during my life. It’s a dream come true to be selected as the candidate for my home town.

“I believe I can offer the people of Middlesbrough something different. For too long Labour has taken the town for granted. Labour has failed local business and the people of Middlesbrough for decades and it cannot be allowed to go on.

“Working in the heart of Middlesbrough I understand the challenges our community faces. I will be campaigning hard to succeed where Labour has failed. The Labour Party think they just need to turn up to win and it’s that complacency and contempt for the people of Middlesbrough that I cannot accept. We deserve better and I hope to convince people during the campaign that they don’t have to settle for yet another Teesside Labour MP.”

Member of Parliament for Stockton South, James Wharton, said:

“Ben is a high calibre local candidate with strong links to the community he hopes to serve. He will be a real asset to Middlesbrough and I am sure he will do well in his campaign.

“For too long Labour have taken Middlesbrough for granted and I look forward to welcoming Ben onto the green benches in Parliament.”

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