MP readopted as tory candidate for general election

Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris
Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris

Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris was readopted by Daventry Conservatives as their candidate at the next general election last week.

Mr Heaton-Harris has been MP for Daventry for three and half years and says he is pleased to continue, looking forward to the UTC and hoping to win local and national battles against the threat of more wind farms.

He said: “I am very pleased to be readopted as the Conservative Candidate for Daventry for the next General Election. It is heartening when a group of people you respect greatly say that you are doing a decent job!

“I’ve really enjoyed working with all different groups and people over the years as Daventry’s MP and helped nearly 4000 people across the constituency by either assisting them with problems they have or answering their political questions – and I really do intend to continue working hard in the constituency and become the best MP that Daventry has had.

“I’m obviously looking forward to the UTC taking up residence in its new buildings after Christmas. I’ve been impressed with the massive improvements at The EACT Parker Academy and DSLV and believe we are now getting the high quality educational provision that the Town and District rightly expect.

“Ideally I’m hoping that I will win my battles locally and nationally and rid my constituency of the threat of any more unwanted wind turbines – and at the same time nationally I hope to play a part in shaping a sensible and affordable energy policy going forwards. I’m also keen that we deliver an in/out referendum on our membership of the EU and that we sort out our immigration system in a fair and practical way.

“And obviously I’m pleased that the government’s policies on the economy seem to have started working. Locally we have an unemployment rate of just 2.2% and I’m constantly working with local employers and others from outside the area to try and bring more quality jobs into my constituency. You can never be complacent about the state of the economy, but locally businesses are looking to the future confidently and I am proud to be part of a government that is getting us out of the economic mess we inherited and helping move the country forward positively.”