The three Conservative candidates for Hull have been selected today. They are Simon Burton (Kingston-upon-Hull East), Lia Nici-Townend (Kingston-upon-Hull North) and Christine Mackay (Kingston-upon-Hull West and Hessle).
Simon Burton is an adviser to the Government Chief Whip having previously advised the then Secretary of State for Transport, Sir Patrick McLoughlin. Prior to working in Whitehall Simon worked for the Post Office. Simon attended the University of Hull between 2003-06 and then studied part-time for a Masters Degree at the University while working, graduating in 2009.
Christine Mackay was born in Gipsyville, lives in Hessle, and is Chair of the West Hull and Hessle Conservative Association. She works full time as a scientific advisor and is Chair of Trustees of a charity she co-founded to support an orphanage in Burundi. Christine has Masters degrees in education and business administration and has stood as a candidate in Hull in 2010 and 2015, as well as campaigning as part of the local Vote Leave team.
Lia Nici-Townend is a married mum of one. She works full-time as Executive Producer at the local television station Estuary TV, the first of the new local TV stations to launch in the UK in 2013, which broadcasts across northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. She is a qualified college lecturer and has taught media studies to students aged 13 and above since 1995. She was previously head of a successful Media Department and has also run her own business.
As Theresa May’s candidates for Hull, Simon, Lia and Christine will work hard to promote the city to bring in jobs and inward investment through Brexit and beyond. They will promote Hull as part of the Conservatives’ Northern Powerhouse, ensuring that Hull gets the funding and opportunities it deserves.
“The Prime Minister through the Brexit negotiations will not come from UKIP or the Liberal Democrats. The choice for people on June 8th is between Theresa May’s Conservative team providing strong and stable leadership for us all, or a coalition of chaos and instability led by Jeremy Corbyn that will put our futures at risk”.