Nick Harvey to contest North Devon seat at next election

Armed Forces Minister and North Devon MP Nick Harvey.

Armed Forces Minister and North Devon MP Nick Harvey. - Credit: Archant

Lid Dem party members select current MP to stand at 2015 general.

NORTH Devon MP Nick Harvey will fight the next General Election, it has been confirmed.

Mr Harvey, who was first elected in 1992, was selected to stand by local Liberal Democrat party members at a hustings meeting held in Barnstaple on Friday night.

The next election, planned for 2015, will be the sixth fought by the former Armed Forces Minister.

My Harvey, 52, from Horwood, previously fought for the North Devon seat in 1992, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2010.

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He said: “It is a great honour to be asked to stand again as Liberal Democrat candidate for North Devon. “I am proud of what we have achieved working together for the last 21 years, in improving the local economy and the lot of our fellow citizens, but there remains more to do.

“It will be important in the next Parliament to have strong voices representing the rural South West and I am determined to continue the battles, working with others across party lines, to keep our concerns on Whitehall and Westminster’s agendas.”

On Friday, the Gazette reported that the North Devon Labour Party had selected Mark Cann to be their candidate to fight the next general election.

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North Devon Conservatives have already announced Peter Heaton-Jones as their candidate.

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