Theresa May's former chief of staff will run to replace Matt Hancock
Theresa May’s former chief of staff will run as the Tory candidate to replace Matt Hancock at the next election
- Nick Timothy will run as the Conservative candidate to replace Matt Hancock
- Matt Hancock was expelled from the Tory Party after going on I’m A Celebrity
Theresa May’s former chief of staff will run as the Tory candidate to replace Matt Hancock at the next election.
Nick Timothy, who is believed to have family ties to the West Suffolk constituency, was selected in the safe Tory seat.
Mr Hancock has been sitting as an independent MP since he had the Conservative whip withdrawn last year.
Theresa May’s former chief of staff Nick Timothy (pictured) will run as the Tory candidate to replace Matt Hancock at the next election
The former health secretary was expelled from the party after agreeing to appear on reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
Mr Timothy served as a special adviser to Mrs May in the Home Office and then as joint Downing Street chief of staff until the 2017 general election.
He is now a columnist for the Daily Telegraph.
Local councillor Lance Stanbury said: ‘Delighted, absolutely delighted that Nick has been selected to fight for West Suffolk.
‘He gave an excellent presentation and is clearly all over the policy and understands all the issues for West Suffolk. I think [he] will make a great candidate.’
Last night Mr Hancock also congratulated him, saying it had been a ‘huge honour’ being an MP for the past 13 years.
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