Trudy Harrison has been selected as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for the Copeland by-election.
Trudy, 40, lives in the village of Bootle with her husband Keith, a welder who works in the nuclear industry, and four daughters, who were all born locally. She is a local champion with a track record of delivering for her community. Her commitment to her home area has seen more than £4 million invested there since 2010.
As a mum to four teenage girls and having spent time working for Copeland Borough Council and at Sellafield, Trudy is passionate about the benefits of young people engaging in part-time work. In response to the threat of closure of her local primary school, Trudy led a campaign to breathe new life into her village for future generations.
Commenting on her selection, Trudy Harrison said: “This important by-election is an opportunity for the people of Copeland to send a message that the referendum result must be respected.
“Copeland has had Labour MPs and Labour Councils for years. They’ve ignored us and failed to deliver the jobs, infrastructure and services we need, and now they want to ignore how we voted in the referendum.
“I look forward to meeting as many local residents as possible in the coming weeks and setting out how voting Conservative this time will support our local nuclear industry, and deliver the investment Copeland deserves.”
Responding to the announcement of the Tory candidate for Copeland a spokesperson for Labour said: “Our local hospitals are under threat from the Tory Government.
“The Tories won’t stand up for our A&E and maternity services at West Cumberland or our inpatient beds at Keswick.
“Only Labour’s Gillian Troughton will fight to keep our health services local.”