South Cambridgeshire Conservatives have selected Chris Carter-Chapman to run in the next general election, succeeding current MP Anthony Browne.

A meeting was held between local Conservative members on Saturday, June 10 to determine the next candidate.

Mr Carter-Chapman said: "I am truly honoured to have secured the South Cambridgeshire nomination and would like to thank local members for placing their trust in me.

"It is a huge responsibility and a great privilege, particularly as I am standing to represent the area in which I spent much of my childhood and in which I have made my home.

"When I used to help out on my grandfather’s farm in Comberton during the school holidays, I never dreamt I would have the opportunity to support our hard-working farmers right across the constituency.

Royston Crow: Chris Carter-Chapman is the new Conservative candidate for South CambsChris Carter-Chapman is the new Conservative candidate for South Cambs (Image: South Cambridgeshire Conservatives)

"Between now and the general election, I will be out knocking on doors and speaking to local people about the issues that really matter to them. 

"There is real anger towards the regressive tax that is the Cambridge Congestion Charge, a charge that will hit the most vulnerable in our community the hardest.

"This is in conjunction with South Cambs District Council’s four-day working week, on full pay, while service levels fall. It is deeply unfair to residents who have already been hit hard by yet another council tax rise.


"I would like to thank our current MPs who represent the area now covered by the new South Cambridgeshire constituency, Anthony and Lucy, for championing so many local causes that I know matter to residents.

"This constituency is one of the most beautiful parts of the country and I will fight hard to ensure I can represent the area in which I went to school, in which I live and in which my family have made their homes."

Anthony Browne added: "Chris will need no introduction to the many residents he’s met on doorsteps over the last few years, having been a relentless advocate for their interests.

"His dedication to his home constituency is evident, and I am confident that he will continue to be a steadfast champion for our area."