Conservatives have announced that Simon Hoare has been chosen as their candidate for the North Dorset constituency. Simon was chosen in a selection process which engaged members throughout North Dorset.
Candidates faced a challenging question and answer meeting with over 100 Party members, held at the Allendale Centre, Wimborne.
Simon commented, “I am absolutely delighted to have been selected as the Conservative Party’s candidate for North Dorset. It has been a challenging process and I am hugely grateful to those who have put their faith in me.
“I regard this as a great opportunity to build on the hard work of Bob Walter over the past years.
I believe I bring experience, support and a willingness to listen, which this will need. But most of all, I want to do this because I want to make a difference in the everyday lives of so many people.”
“I will be campaigning every day in the constituency and I will be working hard with the team to ensure that we win this election.
I will be focused totally on North Dorset, its communities and needs. If elected, I will be a full-time MP. I said on Saturday, at the selection meeting, that I would be found in two places: 1. in Westminster, speaking up for North Dorset, and 2. in North Dorset, listening to and working alongside local residents. Before that, my urgent task is to move my family, lock, stock and barrel, get my kids into local schools and become part of the Dorset scene."
Pauline Batstone, Chairman of North Dorset Conservatives said, “We have conducted a rigorous selection procedure with over 100 potential candidates applying. I was very impressed by the high standard and commitment of all the candidates, and I am delighted that Simon was selected by the membership. I know he will be putting the needs of North Dorset residents as his number one priority.”