South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne is running as Conservative parliamentary candidate in the new seat of St Neots and Mid Cambridgeshire in the next General Election.

Mr Browne's current South Cambs seat is being divided by the boundary review - so he was able to either apply for his current seat, which includes several new areas to the south of Cambridge, or the newly-created seat which includes St Neots, Cambourne, Northstowe and multiple villages to the north of the A428.

After a meeting in which his selection was confirmed, Mr Browne said: "I am delighted and honoured to have been selected as the Conservative Party candidate for the new Parliamentary seat of St Neots and Mid Cambridgeshire at the next General Election.

"Choosing which parliamentary seat to apply for has been the hardest decision of my life. I have a deep emotional attachment to South Cambridgeshire, but my constituency is being cut in two following the Boundary Review.

"I have had to make a choice of which side to go for, and I decided to stand in the area where I believe my current campaigns can make the greatest difference for local people on the biggest local challenges.


"It is where I have lived most of the time since the last election, and I will be standing again as MP for many of the communities I currently represent, from Girton to Papworth Everard, from Longstanton to Caldecote, from Bar Hill to Swavesey, as well as the new towns of Cambourne and Northstowe.

"I am already MP for nearly half the new constituency - it has 15 wards, and I am currently MP for seven of them."

Mr Browne has been MP for South Cambs since the 2019 General Election.

He added: "South Cambridgeshire constituency is where I went to school and got married, and will forever hold a very special place in my heart.

"I will always be enormously grateful to the voters who put their faith in me to represent them.

"Being the Member of Parliament for such a fantastic constituency continues to be the greatest honour of my life and I am fully committed to supporting my constituents in the current South Cambridgeshire seat for as long as I remain their MP.

"In due course, I very much look forward to welcoming the new Conservative candidate for South Cambridgeshire and to working with them to ensure their victory at the next general election."

Cllr Richard Williams, chairman of South Cambridgeshire Conservatives, commented: "Like many MPs whose seats have been split, Anthony has faced a difficult decision.

"He has been an excellent MP for our association and will of course continue to represent the whole of the current South Cambs constituency up until the next General Election.

"He has a deep affection for our area, and I have no doubt he will continue to champion the interests of our county as an outstanding MP for the area in the next Parliament."

The date of the next General Election has not yet been announced.