MP Jason McCartney has been re-selected to contest the Colne Valley seat for the Conservatives at the next General Election.
The MP was re-adopted by the Colne Valley Conservative Association at a meeting at Honley Conservative Club.
He said: “I’m delighted. It’s a sign of support in me and of the work I’ve been doing locally and in Parliament that they’re backing me for the 2015 General Election.”
Mr McCartney has just been selected to sit on the Transport Select Committee and has a seat on the 1922 Committee, a panel of backbenchers who co-ordinate and discuss their views based on their constituents’ and personal views independently of frontbenchers.
The committee can also have an important role in choosing the party leader.
Jason added: “I enjoy the job, it’s a way of life and I’m always busy.
“I live in this area and understand what it needs. I’m proud to represent this area in Parliament and stand up for it.
“Nationally the Conservatives have a good record on turning the economy around, reducing the deficit and bringing down net migration by a third.
“There’s no complacency though and there’s always more to do.
“But locally I hope people can see that I’m a hard working MP and I listen to my constituents’ views and act on them.”
The MP’s voting record shows he’s voted against the Conservative majority 33 times since he was elected in 2010, including voting against raising tuition fees.
“I listen and act on what my constituents tell me,” he adds. “When I speak and ask questions in Parliament it’s about issues which affect my constituents.”