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Conservatives choose barrister to fight for Cheltenham MP job

By jrmaidment  |  Posted: January 30, 2013

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A CRIMINAL barrister has been selected as the Conservative Party's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Cheltenham.

Alex Chalk will contest the seat currently held by Liberal Democrat Martin Horwood at the next general election in 2015. 

Mr Chalk has spent the last decade working as a barrister dealing with a range of cases, both prosecuting and defending. 

He was brought up in Charlton Kings and is currently a councillor on Hammersmith and Fulham Council in London. 

He has said that his priorities for Cheltenham ahead of the election are to 'promote the local economy, jobs and growth; tackle the legacy of Labour's debt, secure a strong future for the NHS and improve local education particularly in maths and the sciences'.

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  • L804XDG  |  January 31 2013, 3:06AM

    oh god... another tory...

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  • lordigaga  |  January 30 2013, 7:58PM

    if a A CRIMINAL stood for the tories in cheltenham he would win

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  • raidermanuk  |  January 30 2013, 7:05PM

    Walker100 Maybe he has aspirations beyond that of a lowly MP!

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  • Walker100  |  January 30 2013, 5:17PM

    I question if this is a good career move. A decent barrister in London earns a damn sight more than a MP. raises the question why he would make the move?

  • Spud0  |  January 30 2013, 2:18PM

    A good career move for him? But not local anymore.

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