Councillor Carey looks to parliamentary seat

Contributed by editor on May 16, 2006 - 04:37 PM



Susan Carey

Kent County and Shepway District Councillor Susan Carey, could be fighting for Michael Howard's Folkestone and Hythe Parliamentary seat in the next general election following Mr Howard's decision not the stand again.

Susan was picked after an interview in London last Friday (12 May) for a place on the list of local prospective candidates.

If she is put forward by the local party she would be up against candidates on the national A list. These could include former Tory spokesman for education Tim Collins and the former MP Howard Flight. 

Mr Flight was sacked from his deputy chairman's post by Michael Howard in March 2005 after secretly being taped saying his party would go further than the planned spending cuts.