Local conservatives formally launched their election campaigns for the parliamentary seat of North West Hants and Test Valley Borough Council on Thursday with a large crowd of councillors, candidates and supporters in front of the Guildhall in Andover.
Earlier in the morning Kit Malthouse, the conservative parliamentary candidate, submitted his nomination papers to officials at Beech Hurst, the Test Valley Borough Council HQ, alongside papers for TVBC councillors and Zilliah Brooks, the conservative candidate for the county council division of Andover West, where there will be a by-election on May 7th.
Kit Malthouse said: “Since I was selected last year it has been in incredible whirlwind of meeting people and organisations across this huge constituency. Now we are into the final stages of the campaign I will be fighting hard for every single vote and making sure our hardworking councillors are returned as well. Five years ago this country was nearly bankrupt. Since then we have turned it around, and while there are still a lot of difficult decisions to face and problems to solve, we have created 1,000 jobs a day and halved the deficit at the same time as cutting tax for over 26 million people.
“Britain is back on track, but we aren’t out of the woods. We need a Conservative government to complete the job and give us a referendum on Europe. I hope that people here in North West Hants will agree with me and vote conservative on May 7th.”