THE STROUD MP Siobhan Baillie has been reselected as the Conservative Party candidate for the constituency. 

In a statement released on social media the Stroud MP confirmed she had been reselected by the local Conservative association a few weeks ago. 

"This means I will fight the next election as the party’s candidate again," said Ms Baillie. 

"It will not be a surprise to most people who know me and have seen me work for the Stroud constituency that I wanted to stand again.

Stroud News and Journal:

"I absolutely love representing you all and I am so proud of how much our little bit of Gloucestershire achieves.

"This is a great place in a brilliant country.

"Politics is shouty and dramatic at times.

"It can be nasty on social media too.

"But I spend my days trying to help people here and it is a great honour to work so closely with local people, businesses and organisations." 

In 2019 she become Stroud's first ever female MP after defeating Labour's David Drew at the general election.

The Conservatives gained the constituency from Labour after winning a majority of 3,840.

Ms Baillie won 31,582 votes, while Mr Drew won 27, 742.

Speaking to the SNJ after the result, Ms Baillie said: "It's the biggest privilege and honour I’ve ever had."