Earlier today, our magnificent MP, Nickie Aiken, shared news of her intention not to re-stand at the next General Election.
Cities of London & Westminster Conservative Association Chairman Thomas Borwick said,
On behalf of the Officers of our Association, indeed of all of us who live and work in the Two Cities, I would like to share our sadness at this decision as she has proved to be a formidable and hard-working MP who has fought hard for new legislation in the interests of her constituents and tackled ten of thousands of their enquiries and requests for help.
However, we know that this comes as a result of exciting opportunities for Nickie and her family in their lives outside of electoral politics and wish all of them the very best for their next chapter. She will continue to work tirelessly as our MP until the next election takes place.
Politically, we are focused on the elections taking place this May in support of our Mayoral Candidate, Susan Hall, and our local GLA representative, Tony Devenish.
We will be working with the Candidates’ Team at Conservative Central HQ on the timetable for the selection of our future Parliamentary Candidate and the Association will communicate further on that to our members and those on the party’s candidates list quickly.
Our thanks, again, to Nickie and best wishes to you all.