General Election 2017: Anne Main reselected as Conservative candidate in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 09:31 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:45 28 April 2017

St Albans MP Anne Main campaigning for 'Vote Leave' in St Albans

St Albans MP Anne Main campaigning for 'Vote Leave' in St Albans


St Albans MP Anne Main has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the General Election.

St Albans MP Anne Main has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the General Election.

The incumbent parliamentarian discovered her fate at a meeting of the local Conservative association last night (April 27).

She said: “I am delighted to be readopted as the Conservative candidate for St Albans.

“It’s been a privilege to serve the people of St Albans for 12 years.

“In that time I’ve helped tens of thousands of constituents and spend every day working on their behalf.

“In this year alone I’ve spoken on important issues such as business rates, pharmacies, national insurance contributions and financial services. I’ve participated in 50 debates and am ranked in the top four responsive MPs in parliament.

“Being an MP is not just about being a perpetual campaigner. It’s about doing the job. It’s about getting to know local businesses, schools, progressing a local plan, engaging in consultations, and speaking up for health services. It can even mean even standing in gardens listening to plane noise overhead.

“I take my job seriously and work hard for local people.”

“I believe in giving people a positive reason to vote, and I think my record shows that I have made sure that St Albans’ voice is heard.

“I love serving the people of St Albans and hope that they put their trust in me and Theresa May on June 8th.”

She has been the MP for St Albans since the 2005 election, when she unseated Labour’s Kerry Pollard.

Mr Pollard is believed to have been chosen as the Labour candidate for the General Election.

If true, the two will square off once again on Thursday, June 8.

This morning, Jack Easton was confirmed as the Green Party candidate, while Daisy Cooper will be fighting for the Liberal Democrats.

Mrs Main kept her seat at the 2015 election with 46 per cent of the vote.

Since then, she has campaigned for the UK to vote to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum.

The majority of St Albans disagreed, with 62 per cent of the constituency voting to Remain.

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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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