Conservative Wakefield councillor's bid to become city's MP

Wakefield councillor Nadeem Ahmed has been chosen as the Conservative candidate in the upcoming by-election.

By Nick Frame
Monday, 23rd May 2022, 8:51 am

Nadeem, who has been a district councillor since 2006, was selected by Tory members in the city on Sunday.

He said: “As someone born and bred in Wakefield, I am delighted to be selected as the Conservative candidate.

“I fully understand what it is like to live and work in Wakefield and what needs to be done to ensure the people’s priorities are delivered.

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Nadeem Ahmed has been chosen for the Conservatives.

“And I also know people here want an MP to get on with the job and deliver the things people need.

“It is what I would do as an MP - working closely with the Conservative Government to make sure we get the right things done.

“As we continue to bounce back from the pandemic, invest in skills training and recruit more police officers across West Yorkshire, I will show people here I am the best candidate to be MP for Wakefield and continue to build on the good things happening across the city."

The election will take place on June 23.

Last week NHS worker Simon Lightwood was chosen as the Labour candidate to stand.

It comes after Imran Ahmad Khan stepped down from his position as Wakefield MP after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a boy at a party in 2008.

He became the first Conservative to take the seat in nearly 90 years when he beat Labour's Mary Creagh during the 2019 election.