After 3 elections and 9 years as our Member of Parliament, Sir George Hollingbery has decided not to stand again.
George held many posts including whip, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Theresa May when she was Home Secretary and Prime Minister. His last role was Minister of State for Trade Policy.
So, The candidate selected to stand for the Conservative Party is Flick Drummond who was MP for Portsmouth South between 2015 and 2017.
About Flick Drummond
Flick was the MP for Portsmouth South between 2015-2017.
Flick is the Chair of the SE Region of the Veterans Advisory and Pension Committee, a Board member of the National Citizens Service (NCS) and Voluntary Director of the Conservative Policy Forum.
Flick was a city councillor in Winchester before she went to America in 1999-2004 where she saw the horror of 9/11 at the World Trade Centre and campaigned for John McCain. Locally, Flick was a school governor at Milton Park Primary School for 7 years and is now a trustee of the Salterns Academy which looks after Admiral Lord Nelson School and Trafalgar School. She has been an active trustee of the Citizens Advice Portsmouth since 2010 and helps various charities in the community.
Flick set up Pompey Litter Pickers and a Small Business Forum to help local retailers and businesses. Flick helped out at the Foodbank before she was elected as an MP and worked on a project tackling homelessness in Portsmouth including setting up the Street Support website and app. Flick understands many of the issues and challenges facing local residents. She used to work as an insurance broker, Ofsted lay school inspector and was a member of the TA Intelligence Corps.
Flick lives in Southsea and is married with 4 grown up children.
You can visit Flick’s website on this link HERE
Looking ahead you might want to register for a postal vote instead to save going out on what might well be a cold wed December day and can do so on this link HERE but you must do this before 5pm on the 26th November. If you are not currently registered to vote then the deadline for this is midnight on the 26th November.
The 4 candidates standing in Meon Valley are:
- Conservative – Flick Drummond
- Labour – Matthew Bunday
- Liberal Democrat – Lewis North
- Green – Malcolm Wallace