Erewash Tories have picked their candidate for the 2015 General Election following current MP Jessica Lee’s announcement she will step down before the vote.
Maggie Throup, 57, was picked following a selection meeting this week.
She said: “I am honoured and delighted to be selected as the new Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Erewash.
“Jessica Lee MP and the Conservative – led Government have delivered for the hardworking people of Erewash. Employment is up, new apprenticeships are increasing and infrastructure projects including the new Ilkeston Railway Station will help growth continue.
“I look forward to working closely with Jessica over the next year to make sure the Government continues to deliver for the people of Ilkeston, Long Eaton,Sandiacre and our surrounding communities.”
Maggie runs her own marketing consultancy supporting businesses of all sizes across the Midlands.
She plans to move to Sandiacre shortly ready to hit the campaign trail and for the for the run in to next year’s election.
The new candidate has been backed in her bid for election next year by the current Conservative MP for Erewash, Jessica Lee.
Jessica said: “Maggie is a superb community campaigner and will be an excellent MP for Erewash and a great voice for local residents in Parliament.
“Maggie has run many campaigns similar to those I have run locally and we will be working closely together over the next year for our local community.”