Graham Evans re-adopted as Conservative candidate

Weaver Vale MP hoping to be re-elected in June

Graham Evans was officially re-adopted as the Conservative candidate for Weaver Vale last night, and will now prepare to contest the upcoming general election.

Elected in 2015 for the second time, after first taking office in 2010, Graham confounded pollsters. Pledging to work hard for all constituents and put them before everything else in politics.

Mr Evans commented: “It’s been an honour to represent Weaver Vale in Parliament for the last 7 years. I will continue to fight for resources to improve our area."

In a statement, Mr Evans said:

"Last summer, after the country voted to leave the European Union, Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership, and Theresa May’s government has delivered precisely that.

"We have seen consumer confidence remain high, record numbers of people in work, and economic growth that has exceeded all expectations.

"Britain is leaving the European Union and there can be no turning back.

"Labour is playing political games with the future of our country, threatening to vote against the final agreement we reach with the European Union.

"What they are doing jeopardises the work we must do to prepare for Brexit at home and it weakens the government's negotiating position in Europe.

"If we do not hold a general election now, Labour’s political game-playing will continue. Labour’s division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country.

"This is why we need a general election and why we need one now.

"I will be voting to give Theresa May the mandate she needs to negotiate our withdrawal from the EU and take our country forward.

"I will be seeking your support to continue as Weaver Vale’s representative in Parliament.

"The choice at this election is clear; between strong and stable leadership with Theresa May and the Conservatives, between a hard working constituency MP, championing Weaver Vale day in day out or Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister, propped up in coalition by Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP."

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