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Former Gloucestershire Police Commissioner candidate to run for MP in Lincolnshire

By The Citizen  |  Posted: July 29, 2014

Victoria Atkins

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Victoria Atkins, who ran for Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner job in 2012, is to stand for Parliament in Lincolnshire.

She has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Louth and Horncastle, replacing the country's longest-serving MP, Sir Peter Tapsell, who is standing down ahead of the 2015 national count.

"I'm really excited and feel very honoured to be chosen as the Conservative candidate," said the married mother-of-one, who lives in the Cotswolds after her victory.

"I will take it a step at a time and look forward to learning from Sir Peter as well as doing things my own way.

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"The three main concerns of local people are housing development, wind farms and flooding and my role will be to continue Sir Peter's campaign on these issues and making sure we build on the good work of local councils."

Mrs Atkins said she, husband Paul and son Monty, will move from their Gloucestershire home to Lincolnshire to "immerse" themselves in local life.

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  • MarkWallace  |  July 30 2014, 10:58AM

    She must keep the removals firms in profit in her quest.....

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  • griffin6  |  July 29 2014, 12:22PM

    Another career politician who will do anything and say anything so as to get on the first rung of the greasy pole. But it is our fault we, the public, should not vote for anyone who does not have a connection with the local area. We need to put a stop to pack a suitcase and suddenly become passionate about anywhere politicians. This woman just wants a gravy train job. Currently now e-mailing friends in lincolnshire.

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  • stopthebull  |  July 29 2014, 11:49AM

    So she will be just as "Passionate" about Lincolnshire as she said she was about Gloucestershire? What ever happened to MP's representing the interests of local people. It seems she just wants to be elected somewhere...

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