Tories name Caroline Ansell to fight Eastbourne parliamentary seat


Eastbourne’s Conservatives say newly-chosen parliamentary candidate Caroline Ansell is the perfect choice to fight to become the town’s next MP.

Last week members of the Eastbourne Conservative Association selected the Eastbourne borough councillor as their new candidate for the next General Election.

At a crowded meeting at Eastbourne’s Town Hall, Caroline Ansell stormed to victory against strong competition drawn from all over the United Kingdom to Eastbourne, always regarded in the past as a natural Conservative constituency and target seat.

The Liberal Democrats took the seat from the Tories in 2010 when Stephen Lloyd beat Tory Nigel Waterson in the General Election.

Caroline Ansell, a 42-year-old mother of three boys married to Nick, lives in Old Town and represents the Meads ward on Eastbourne Borough Council.

In her winning address, Caroline thanked supporters and said, “To run in the General Election for my home constituency is a real honour.

“I have my roots in this community and so best placed to seek its prosperity with a care, always, for those in need.”