Conservatives select Oxfordshire outsider
Reacting to the news that Abingdon man Luke Evans has been selected as the Conservative candidate for Bosworth Lib Dem HBBC Leader Cllr Stuart Bray said:
"The Conservative Party simply takes our area for granted. The last MP was parachuted in from outside and achieved little for the area. Now they have picked a man from Abingdon who's stood and lost in Birmingham before ending up here. We deserve better than being second choice.
"It also shows they are as divided locally as they are nationally. Hard-working local councillors have been trampled over and they have picked someone with no record of action here.
"Having topped the poll in May's local elections and finished ahead of both the Conservatives and Labour Party in the recent Euro elections local Lib Dems relish the chance to fight a General Election campaign here.
"The choice will be clear. A hard-working local MP in Cllr Michael Mullaney, who has a powerful record of standing up for local people and fighting for our schools and NHS or another Tory outsider who will put party before local people."