Brighton Kemptown MP re-adopted to stand in June general election

Posted On 22 Apr 2017
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Simon Kirby MP was officially re-adopted as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven this morning (April 22) at a meeting of his local Association.

Mr Kirby says he is “delighted” to be officially re-adopted as their Parliamentary candidate.

He said: “I am delighted that Kemp Town Association have officially re-adopted me as their Parliamentary Candidate. It is a great privilege and I am honoured and humbled that they voted unanimously for me to stand again for the Conservative Party in Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven in the General Election on June 8.

“I will continue to do my best to support our Prime Minister, Theresa May and be a loud voice locally and in Parliament for local residents.

“We need this election now to secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond.” 

Mr Kirby was first elected as the MP for Brighton Kemptown on Thursday, May  6, 2010. He was re-elected on Thursday, May 7, 2015 with a reduced majority of 690 but increased share of the vote.

In July 2016 he was appointed Economical Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister.

Following his election to Parliament in 2010, Mr Kirby became Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS and became a patron of the Sussex Beacon and the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society. He was a vocal supporter in the campaign for equal marriage.

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