Caerphilly’s local Conservative Association has chosen its Parliamentary candidate for this year’s General Election.
Maria Caulfield is a Tory councillor from Brighton and Hove and has been elected to fight for the Parliamentary seat currently held by Labour MP Wayne David.
Councillor Caulfield, who is Brighton and Hove’s cabinet member for housing and who was in the final six prospective candidates for the Gosport constituency, said: “I feel very proud to have been chosen as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for for the wonderful constituency of Caerphilly.
“I have been made to feel so welcome by the association and I have pledged to them that I will do my very best to represent them.”
Caerphilly has elected a Labour MP at every election since 1918. Incumbent MP Wayne David has a majority of 13,517 over Plaid Cyrmru, who will put up Caerphilly Council leader Lindsay Whittle as its candidate.