Eastbourne Conservatives select local Councillor as their new Parliamentary Candidate.
On Saturday 16th February the Members of the Eastbourne Conservative Association selected an Eastbourne Councillor, Caroline Ansell, as their new Parliamentary Candidate for the next General Election.
At a crowded meeting at Eastbourne’s Town Hall, Caroline Ansell was chosen against strong competition drawn from all over the United Kingdom to Eastbourne, a natural Conservative Constituency and Target Seat.
Caroline Ansell, a 42 year old Mother of three boys married to Nick lives in Old Town. She grew up in Eastbourne and, following University, trained to become a teacher, teaching in Eastbourne before moving to become a Schools Inspector and now Local School Governor. Her interest in politics accelerated whilst she campaigned in Eastbourne for local candidates and in 2012 in a By Election in Meads Ward, Caroline achieved her goal of becoming an Eastbourne Councillor. In that election, what was significant was the large swing in her favour.
In Eastbourne Council, Caroline is the Shadow Portfolio-holder for Housing, Health, Crime Reduction and Community services, a post for which she is ideal, having spent more than a decade working at local schools and being involved in various community projects, particularly of those supportive of women.
In her winning address, Caroline thanked supporters and added,
"to run in the General Election for my home Constituency is a real honour. I have my roots in this community and so best placed to seek its prosperity with a care, always, for those in need.”