NORTH Shropshire MP Helen Morgan will seek to defend her North Shropshire seat at the next General Election, her party has confirmed.

Mrs Morgan was unanimously re-selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for North Shropshire at the next General Election after a vote of constituency members this weekend.

She will be given to keep the constituency yellow after winning it from the Conservatives by 17,957 votes to 12,032 in December 2021 ahead of a 2024 election.

Current Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes is likely to provide strong opposition to Mrs Morgan after he was selected for the Conservatives. His existing constituency is to be removed as part of a boundary review in Wales.


However, David Walker, chairman of the North Shropshire Liberal Democrats, says the MP’s ‘visibility’ and ‘putting people first’ will see her to victory again.

“Helen Morgan has done more in her first two years than Owen Paterson did in his last 20,” said Mr Walker.

“I live in West Felton, and people have really noticed a difference since Helen won.

“Finally we have a visible MP who gets things done and puts local people first – a breath of fresh air.

“We had high hopes when we first selected her for North Shropshire, and she has easily met and far exceeded those expectations.

“I’m really delighted that the membership has unanimously supported Helen in her re-selection, and can’t wait to get out on the doorstep campaigning for her in the next General Election.”

Mrs Morgan admitted she was delighted to have been re-selected by  the committee and promised she would tackle the bigger issues.

She said: “Representing North Shropshire in Parliament is an enormous privilege, and I am really pleased to be formally re-selected to stand for the newly-drawn constituency.

“There is a lot of work to do getting the voice of rural communities like ours heard.

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“On big issues like the state of our health services, farming and public transport, we need voices in Parliament  putting Shropshire first.

“The next election is going to be a fight between me and the Conservatives.

“If you want to get involved by delivering campaign leaflets, putting up a poster, or even standing for council, please get in touch – your support goes an incredibly long way.”