Party picks candidate for General Election

Chris Galley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Wansbeck.
Chris Galley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Wansbeck.

Conservatives have chosen their candidate to fight for the Wansbeck Parliamentary seat at the next General Election.

Chris Galley was unanimously selected by Morpeth and Wansbeck Conservatives at a meeting last month.

Mr Galley, who lives on his family’s upland sheep station near Otterburn, has been an active member of the Party for many years.

He has worked for Shell for three decades, starting on deliveries and working his way up to the role of global scheduling manager.

Outside of politics, he is a keen rugby player, representing Border Park Rugby Club as a loosehead prop.

Mr Galley said: “I’m delighted and feel very privileged to be selected. I am determined to give the voters of Wansbeck a real choice at the General Election. Every vote matters.

“In particular, I want to reach out to those who have not voted Conservative before.”

Branch Chairman Richard Wearmouth said: “In Chris we have a candidate who has worked in the real world all his life. He has progressed in his career through dedication and hard work, something to which all working men and women in the Wansbeck constituency will relate.”

The election is expected to take place on Thursday, May 7.