MP Nick Herbert will fight for spot in general election

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MP NICK Herbert has pledged to keep fighting for residents as he takes on the 2015 general election challenge.

Nick Herbert, the sitting member of parliament for the Arundel and the South Downs constituency, has been reselected by local conservatives as their candidate to fight the 2015 general election.

Mr Herbert’s constituency covers villages such as Aldingbourne, Eastergate, Barnham and Walberton.

At a meeting of the association’s executive council last Friday (January 24), Mr Herbert was given the full support of its members to continue as their party’s representative for the important rural seat.

Speaking after the meeting, the chairman of Arundel and the South Downs Conservative Association, Sue Holland, said: “We are delighted that our hardworking and enthusiastic Member of Parliament has been reselected to stand to represent our beautiful constituency for a further five years.”

Mr Herbert has represented the constituency since 2005 and has championed local communities and led a number of high profile campaigns.

Mr Herbert said: “It is a privilege to represent this fantastic constituency and I am absolutely delighted to have been selected as the conservative candidate again.

“I will continue to do everything I can to work hard for constituents, stand up for local communities, and be a strong voice at Westminster for local concerns.”

Mr Herbert has also focused on international development and criminal justice issues, including a spell as Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice.