Congratulations to Seema Kennedy who has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for South Ribble. The sitting Conservative MP Lorraine Fullbrook is standing down – she had gained the seat from Labour in 2010 and achieved a majority of 5,554.

Seema Kennedy said:

“ I’m humbled and honored to have been selected as the Parliamentary candidate for South Ribble, the residents of the constituency will be my first priority and I’ll be working every hour in every day on their behalf. It’s a great Association, people have been very warm in welcoming me and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Lorraine Fullbrook MP said:

“I’m absolutely delighted that Seema Kennedy is the new Conservative Party candidate for South Ribble and I pleased a women will be following in my footsteps. I’ll be cheering her on when we declare that she will be the next Conservative member of Parliament for South Ribble and I’ll be helping her every step of the way.”

Seema’s background is as follows:

“Forced to flee Iran with her family after the Islamic Revolution, Seema settled in Lancashire. In those early years, she found her devotion to British values, a good education and an abiding passion for Blackburn Rovers.

“Seema is married with three sons.  For her, ‘family values’ is not just a catchphrase and she absolutely cherishes family time.

” ‘My father is Persian, and my mother is from an Irish background. They’ve been married for 42 years now, and they put it down to one thing.  Their shared sense of common values, and in particular their understanding of the role that the extended family play in their lives’.”

As a businesswoman she has a strong understanding of the harm that excessive regulation can do in constraining the creation of new jobs.

She also has an active record of community involvement as a local councillor, school governor, and volunteer for charities.

An excellent choice.

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