Another week, another new female Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate – congratulations to Amanda Milling, who was selected over the weekend to fight Cannock Chase in 2015.
Cllr Milling will be seeking to succeed Aidan Burley, who announced his intention to stand down after one term back in February. This makes her the second female candidate in three weeks (the other being Seema Kennedy) selected in the hope of replacing a sitting Tory MP.
While she has served as a councillor for five years in Lancashire, Amanda’s roots are in Staffordshire – she grew up in Burton-upon-Trent, and her father worked for many years in Cannock.
She told the Express and Star:
“I am honoured to have been selected for Cannock Chase and it is great to be returning to Staffordshire as a prospective MP.
“I’ll be living in the constituency to be as accessible as possible to residents, so they can easily come and see me for help and advice. It’s really important that I work hard with both councillors and local people to really tackle the issues that matter.
“As a businesswoman, I understand the challenges that firms face. Creating jobs is essential to create a strong future for Cannock Chase, so I’ll work hard to support local companies to create new roles for hard-working people in the area.”
Burley was elected with a majority of 3,195 in 2010 - we wish Cllr Milling the best in securing the seat for a second Conservative term, albeit with a new MP.