Conservatives select Prime Minister's political aide as Devizes candidateMembers of the Devizes Constituency Conservative Association have selected Danny Kruger as the party's candidate for next month's General Election.
From a revised list of three potential candidates he was selected by about 300 party members at Saturday's closed meeting at the Corn Exchange in Devizes (November 9).
Mr Kruger has been Boris Johnson's political secretary since July.
A statement from the Conservatives' south-west regional office gave this description of Mr Kruger's aims and interests:
"Danny is keen to boost local NHS services, support the police to tackle rural crime, ensure schools get their fair share of increased funding, push for greater infrastructure investment, enhance the rail and bus network and help businesses be more productive."
"He is a strong supporter of the Armed Forces and wants to ensure the relocation of service families to Wiltshire is a success for everyone."
"Danny supports Mr Johnson’s determination to get Brexit done as soon as possible and forge a positive new relationship with the EU."
The statement quoted Mr Kruger: “I’m proud and excited to be selected as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Devizes and I’m looking forward to knocking on doors, meeting local people and addressing their concerns."
“Devizes is a great constituency with so much potential and, working with the strong team of Conservatives locally, I will do everything I can to lead everyone towards a brighter future.”
Wiltshire Councillor Stuart Wheeler is acting chairman of Devizes Constituency Conservative Association following the resignation of Brigadier Peter Sharpe: “We had a high quality list of candidates to choose from and Danny stood out with his energy, drive and optimistic outlook."
"He is a tremendous campaigner with a very impressive track record and will be a strong voice in Parliament, standing up for Devizes and local residents."
The full list of General Election candidates for the Devizes constituency will be published by marlborough.news once nominations close and are then announced during the afternoon of November 14.
Photo issued by the Conservative Party.