Tories adopt Trevelyan at open primary
ANNE-MARIE Trevelyan will be the Conservative candidate for the Berwick constituency at the next general election.
Ms Trevelyan was readopted as the prospective parliamentary candidate at a special open primary meeting in Alnwick on Friday.
More than 300 members of the public attended and put their questions to three candidates - Ms Trevelyan, Chris Galley and Lucille Nicholson.
On the first round of voting by secret ballot, Ms Trevelyan secured the necessary 50 per cent plus one to win the contest.
She said: “I am thrilled that the public have chosen me to be their Conservative candidate for the next election. In reality my campaigning work has never stopped and I look forward to working alongside local people for many years to come.
“My track record of delivering results for local people is behind the support I received at the Primary. For far too long north Northumberland has been without a voice. We can make a real change to that.”
Ms Trevelyan, who lives in the constituency, is well known for her campaigns to dual the A1 and roll out superfast broadband across Northumberland. At the 2010 general election she reduced Alan Beith’s Lib Dem majority in the seat from 8,632 to 2,690.
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