STROUD MP Neil Carmichael has been reselected to defend his seat at the 2015 General Election.
Last night he was officially readopted by an ‘overwhelming majority’ of the Stroud Conservative party constituency executive, party members have been told.
He will defend a majority of 1,299 votes over Labour’s David Drew, who he ousted in 2010.
Mr Drew has already been reselected to stand in 2015, and the UK Independence Party has chosen Caroline Stephens to stand for the Stroud seat.
Mr Carmichael lost out in 2001 and 2005, against Mr Drew, who was first elected as Stroud’s MP in 1997.
“Now we have our candidate in place for 2015 and as usual the Conservatives will rally round to do everything to support him,” said Debbie Young, Conservative Stroud District Council member for Chalford, and Mr Carmichael’s former aide.