Conservatives reselect MP to contest Sleaford and North Hykeham seat

Local Conservatives have chosen Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Stephen Phillips to once again contest the parliamentary seat at the General Election on May 7.

The decision was confirmed by the Sleaford and North Hykeham Conservative Association on March 10.

Phillips, a former barrister, soldier and judge, who was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009, said: “My role representing local people is the most important part of my job and is my favourite part of being an MP.

“Requests for help cover a vast area including benefits, child support, tax, policy queries, consular support overseas, schools, business issues, animal welfare, foreign policy, and defence.

“Even if I can’t help, I will always try to point people in the right direction.”

Sleaford and North Hykeham Conservative Association Chairman George Clark said: “Stephen has proved popular in the constituency since winning his seat in 2010 – in particular, local people value his quick and helpful response to their requests for help.

“Such a large rural constituency has its own particular issues and challenges so we’ve been pleased to see Stephen head up a group of Lincolnshire MPs to push the county in Westminster.

“It’s a testament to his hard work that we had no other candidates vying for the Conservative mandate.”

Sleaford & North Hykeham covers 433 square miles with nearly 90,000 voters.

Also confirmed to be standing for election in the constituency are:

Jason Pandya-Wood – Labour

Matthew Holden – Liberal Democrats