pick army officer to fight General Election against Tessa Munt
Conservative Party has this week chosen a retired army officer
as its parliamentary candidate to fight against Tessa Munt in
the 2015 General Election.
Heappey, who is a Parliamentary Assistant to Dr Liam Fox MP, was
selected on Sunday to be the prospective Tory candidate for the
Wells constituency, which includes the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "He knows the area well
as his family home has been in North Somerset since 1993. For
the last nine years, he has served as an officer in the Royal
Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire regiment (The Rifles),
seeing action in Afghanistan, Northern Ireland and Iraq."
2011 he was posted to the Ministry of Defence in London, where
he worked as Executive Officer on the General Staff and promoted
to Major in 2012. Since taking recent retirement, he works as
a Parliamentary Assistant to Dr Liam Fox MP."
a young family, James understands the pressures that people on
middle incomes face. He believes that we owe it to our children
to stay the course on debt reduction, and that opportunity begins
with a good, state-funded education system that recognises that
not everyone is suited to university."
Democrat Tessa Munt won the Wells seat at the 2010 General Election
with a majority of 800 votes from David Heathcoat-Amory, the long-standing
Conservative who had been MP for 27 years.
Burnham-On-Sea county councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton welcomed
the decision, telling Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am delighted
that James has been chosen as our candidate. He is an outstanding
individual. I strongly suspect he will go far in government."
was one of 41 candidates that started this process and it came
down to the final four yesterday. Over 250 members attended the
event at the Webbington which lasted over four hours. I look forward
to working with James and I will be encouraging him to visit Burnham
& Highbridge in the near future."