Conservative candidate for Havant election chosen

Alan Mak
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YORKSHIRE-BORN Alan Mak has been chosen to represent the Conservatives in Havant at the next General Election.

The 30-year-old beat three other candidates who were all older than him at a primary election held at Oaklands Catholic School, in Waterlooville, this afternoon.

It took three public ballots to decide a winner given none of the candidates had the majority of the vote in the first two rounds.

But in the end, Mr Mak came out the winner.

Speaking to The News afterwards, Mr Mak spoke of the work he wants to do to help the Havant constituency.

‘The key thing is I want to help strengthen the local economy and help to improve local schools,’ he said.

Tim Lines, chairman of Havant Conservative Association, said: ‘I was overwhelmed by all four candidates.

‘I thought they all offered there own strategy.

‘It really pleased me because it meant people had a wider choice.’

The election came after 96 candidates declared an interest in the position as the next Tory candidate for Havant.

The post was up for grabs as current Tory Havant MP David Willetts has decided he will stand down at the general election.