With a General Election announced for 8th June, Peter said:
“I am going to be putting myself forward for selection to stand again as the Conservative candidate for Darlington MP. I am overwhelmed by how many people have already been in touch to offer their support.
“Running to be the local MP in 2015 was one of the best, most intense experiences of my life. I spoke to and learned from thousands of people across the town, and I was delighted to secure such a strong increase in the Conservative vote (+3.7% compared to a national increase of 0.8%) – coming within 3,158 votes of victory.
“Since then I’ve campaigned for better policing as a local Police Commissioner candidate – massively increasing the Conservative vote – and joined local campaigners in the fight to save Darlington Library, securing a Barrister and a legal aid applicant to bring a Judicial Review against Labour’s plans to close it.
“I think this election is the opportunity of a lifetime for Darlington to join the mainstream of the country, influence the national picture, and leave behind a failing Labour Party that is more extreme than at any time in living memory. Darlington needs an MP committed to backing this government, making Brexit work and to supporting the economic success we have seen as a town and a country over the last seven years. That’s what the Conservatives offer today.”
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