Chesham and Amersham Labour Party has selected its candidate for the 2015 general election picking Great Missenden resident Ben Davies.
Mr Davies, a former BBC journalist who now works in the global NGO sector, said: “It’s a huge honour to represent this seat as the Labour candidate. We’ll be fighting an energetic campaign focusing on the issues that matter to voters here.
“I want to make clear our local party’s opposition to HS2 and that will be at the heart of my campaign as will a focus on affordable housing, jobs, schools and the NHS.
“These are some of the issues, along with the economy, that matter to voters up and down the constituency and, along with my colleagues in the local party, we’ll be out making the case for Labour from now until polling day.”
Labour Constituency Party Chair Stephen Agar said: “Ben was chosen by an overwhelming majority of our membership and we come out of the selection meeting with an excellent local candidate who has nearly 20 years’ experience as a journalist and campaigner.”
Ben is 43-years-old and lives in Great Missenden with his wife Chris and their two children, who attend local state schools. After working as a political journalist Ben moved across into campaigning and communications with organisations like Amnesty International. He has a long track-record in the Labour Party having joined in 1989.