The Conservative constituency party in Stroud has picked Siobhan Baillie as its candidate for the General Election scheduled to be held in May 2022.

Siobhan grew up in North Yorkshire and moved down south after sixth form. 

Starting as a secretary, she studied at night and attended law school at the weekends, working her way up to become a solicitor. 

She was elected in 2014 as a Conservative councillor for the London Borough of Camden.  

Standing down from her seat in May of this year, she is seen as a 'rising star' of the conservative ranks.

George Butcher has already been confirmed as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Stroud.

A councillor for Wotton-under-Edge on Stroud District Council, George was selected as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate on July 10.

Mr Butcher is a teacher at a local college and recently seconded a successful motion at Ebley Mill calling for the council to back the Votes at 16 campaign.

He took to Facebook to announce the news, posting on Tuesday, July 10: “I have been selected as the LibDem PPC for Stroud... neat.”

David Drew is the current MP for Stroud having regained his seat in 2017: he is yet to confirm if he will stand again for the Labour party in the next General Election. 

The Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs won his seat back from Neil Carmichael with a majority of nearly 700 votes.

UKIP selected its candidate for the next General Election two weeks ago - naming Stonehouse resident Glen Gogerly as their parliamentary pick for the Stroud constituency.

Mr Gogerly represented UKIP in last year's General Election and received 1.6% of the vote.

In a statement announcing the selection on Monday, July 16, Mr Gogerly criticised the Prime Minister’s recent Chequers agreement on Brexit, which has come under fire from Eurosceptics for proposing too close a relationship with the EU after the UK leaves.

The Green party are yet to announce their candidate.