Party announces Calder Valley seat candidate

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The Conservative group has announced that Craig Whittaker MP will stand again for the Calder Valley seat at the General Election on behalf of the party in May.

Mr Whittaker was given the vote of confidence by local Conservatives at a meeting of members.

“Since I was elected in 2010, we have seen a complete turnaround in the local economy,” he said.

“Businesses are now feeling increasingly confident about creating jobs and investing in our area for the longer term.

“There are now more people in work locally than ever before and unemployment has reduced by over half to just two per cent since the last election.

“The only way to secure economic growth here in the Calder Valley is to stay on the Government’s path to a better and more prosperous future. With the support of local people, I hope to continue working to create additional jobs and investment in the Calder Valley.”

Charles Brickdale, Chairman of Calder Valley Conservatives, said: “Craig is a strong and independent voice for all local people regardless of their political persuasion and

“I hope that he is able to continue his invaluable work on behalf of our area for many years to come.”