Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Thanet Councillor Selected to fight European Elections 2014
Conservative District Councillor Julie Marson has been selected to represent the party in the South East Region at the European elections in 2014.
Cllr Marson, who is Shadow Member for Housing at Thanet District Council, said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been selected. The Conservative Party has a very strong message on Europe. We are the only party who will stand up for the national interest in the European Parliament and the only party committed to offering the British people a referendum on our continued membership of the EU. I look forward to delivering that message throughout the South East.”
TDC Conservative Group leader Cllr Bob Bayford said “This is brilliant news. Julie has an intelligent, thoughtful and common sense approach to politics; qualities which seem in short supply at the European Parliament. With her committed approach to issues such as domestic violence and her European business background, she will be an outstanding representative”.
Laura Sandys said: “I am delighted that Julie Marson has been selected to run in next year’s European elections. As a local councillor, Julie has proven herself to be hugely committed to serving those she represents. The EU is a key concern for many of us and like me, Julie is keen to have an In/Out referendum on our membership. She is a fabulous candidate who has my full support.”