Bill Wiggin to stand for MP again

Bill Wiggin will stand for election in north Herefordshire again

Bill Wiggin will stand for election in north Herefordshire again

First published in News

NORTH Herefordshire MP Bill Wiggin has announced he will contest the next general election.

The Tory candidate, who secured a near-10,000 majority in 2010, was re-selected by his local Conservative Party Association to stand in 2015.

He has represented the constituency, which includes Leominster and Ledbury, since 2001.

“After 12 years in Parliament, nine of them on the front bench, I am looking forward to fighting the next general election,” he said.

“We have achieved a huge amount since 2010. Labour’s deficit has been slashed by a quarter, interest rates are at a record low and the share of money being taken from us and spent by the state is falling.

“Locally, 20 new academies have opened, apprenticeship numbers are rising and the council has just received a funding boost of over £500,000.

“I would also like to thank everyone here in north Herefordshire for their ongoing hard work, drive and support.”

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4:12pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Mr.Herefordian says...

Why can't the folk of North Herefordshire find a local to represent them.
Why can't the folk of North Herefordshire find a local to represent them. Mr.Herefordian
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7:32pm Thu 28 Feb 13

KNIGHTROOK says...

What has this man done for Hereford? Why does he believe the propaganda that his party mantra believes is true...mass unemployment, higher energy bills (thanks in part to Thatcher) when historically has the country ever done well under Conservative control. Do we forget the success we all had under Labour, the wealth, House prices and then the Conservative owned Banks were bailed out and now look they're in control of it all again. Lamont, Major, lawson not one of these Chancellors was any good at there job, negative equity for millions, Black wednesday, misinterpreted facts of the economy and its GDP the Conservatives are Lande Gentry stuck in the 1800's looking down there noses at the rest of society. Bill wiggins only claim to fame in Hereford was his relationship with the Founder of Wiggins metals in Holmer road.And who forgets just how many jobs were lost when Wiggins was sold to Cargill Group. This man is farcical. If you want better prospects a decent wage, a share of the national wealth vote Labour...or UKIP
What has this man done for Hereford? Why does he believe the propaganda that his party mantra believes is true...mass unemployment, higher energy bills (thanks in part to Thatcher) when historically has the country ever done well under Conservative control. Do we forget the success we all had under Labour, the wealth, House prices and then the Conservative owned Banks were bailed out and now look they're in control of it all again. Lamont, Major, lawson not one of these Chancellors was any good at there job, negative equity for millions, Black wednesday, misinterpreted facts of the economy and its GDP the Conservatives are Lande Gentry stuck in the 1800's looking down there noses at the rest of society. Bill wiggins only claim to fame in Hereford was his relationship with the Founder of Wiggins metals in Holmer road.And who forgets just how many jobs were lost when Wiggins was sold to Cargill Group. This man is farcical. If you want better prospects a decent wage, a share of the national wealth vote Labour...or UKIP KNIGHTROOK
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7:55am Fri 1 Mar 13

WYSIATI says...

The council got a £500k boost - that presumably came along with the £5M of cuts (this year). Come on
The council got a £500k boost - that presumably came along with the £5M of cuts (this year). Come on WYSIATI
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9:24am Fri 1 Mar 13

fordshire77 says...

I would vote labour but the 2 monkeys running them are complete muppets i mean they don’t even look like they could organise a picnic let alone a country surly there must be better people in the party than Miliband and Balls ...so I think it will be UKIP that gets my vote!
oh and just for the record Bill and Jesse you will NEVER get my vote!
I would vote labour but the 2 monkeys running them are complete muppets i mean they don’t even look like they could organise a picnic let alone a country surly there must be better people in the party than Miliband and Balls ...so I think it will be UKIP that gets my vote! oh and just for the record Bill and Jesse you will NEVER get my vote! fordshire77
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8:43pm Sat 2 Mar 13

dippyhippy says...

I do not like this man.
I do not like this man. dippyhippy
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