Fiona Bruce MP confirms she is standing for re-election

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Prime Minister Fiona Bruce said

 “I will be standing once again for re-election as Member of Parliament for the Congleton Constituency – it is a job I love and it has been a real privilege to serve the great people of this area since 2010 and I very much hope to continue to do so.”

Continuing Fiona Bruce saidTheresa May has shown her strength of leadership by making the correct call for the country. She could have remained Prime Minister until 2020 without calling an election, but she has rightly chosen to go to the British people and seek a mandate for governing the country. Following the EU Referendum, the Prime Minister took the necessary steps to begin the process of leaving the EU, as the British people decided. Now, subject to Parliamentary approval, she has decided to give the country the opportunity to choose who is the right Prime Minster to lead us through that process, and beyond. This was a bold decision, but one that is in the clear interests of democracy and the country.

I confirm that I will be standing again for election as MP for Congleton and look forward to campaigning among people in the Congleton constituency - from Alsager to Middlewich, Holmes Chapel to Sandbach, Goostrey to Congleton, and the many more close-knit communities within our area. It has been an honour and a genuine pleasure to serve the people of this beautiful part of Cheshire since 2010, and one to which I have given my all. I believe that working together we can continue to make real progress in many ways for our communities - whether in schools, transport, green spaces, jobs, or supporting the myriad of wonderful community groups in which local people selflessly do so much to enhance our quality of life here.

I now look forward to working hard during this upcoming campaign to retain the trust and the votes of the people and communities in the Congleton Constituency, who deserve an MP who stands up for them and their interests as a priority, as I have always done and will continue to do if given, once again, the tremendous privilege of being re-elected to serve as MP for Congleton."