Morpeth and Wansbeck Conservatives have adopted their candidate for the next General Election. During a selection meeting on the 19th December, party members voted unanimously to select Chris Galley to fight for the Wansbeck parliamentary seat at the election, due to be held on Thursday 7 May 2015.
An active member of the Conservative Party in Northumberland for many years, Chris has worked for Shell for 3 decades, starting life on deliveries and rising through the company to become the company’s global scheduling manager. He lives on his family’s upland sheep station by Otterburn and outside politics is a keen rugby player representing Border Park Rugby Club as a loosehead prop.
Following his selection Chris said, “I’m delighted and feel very privileged to be selected. I am determined to give the voters of Wansbeck a real choice at the General Election. Every vote matters. In particular I want to reach out to those who have not voted Conservative before.”
“Ed Milliband and his Westminster Labour Party are irrelevant to the needs and aspirations of the people of Wansbeck and it is clear that the constituency needs a change in order to thrive”.
Richard Wearmouth, the Chairman of Morpeth and Wansbeck Conservatives welcomed Chris’ selection saying, “In Chris we have a candidate who has worked in the real world all his life. He has progressed in his career through dedication and hard work, something to which all working men and women in the Wansbeck Constituency will relate.”
“He is not a career politician, or some trade union leader, parachuted into a seat that is then taken for granted. If elected Chris would bring the sort of knowledge and experience that is necessary in order to deliver much needed jobs and investment to our area.”