MP George Hollingbery has again been chosen to represent Meon Valley for the Conservatives at the next general election.
The politician, who has been the sitting MP since 2010, was reselected by the executive council of the Meon Valley Conservative Association in a secret ballot.
Anne Pearson, chairman of the association, said: ‘George has been an excellent MP since he was elected in 2010 and I am delighted that he has again been chosen as our candidate.
‘He is greatly loved by members locally, which is borne out by the result. I don’t think it’s giving too much away if I reveal the vote was unanimous.’
Mr Hollingbery found out he had been chosen by text message – because he was stuck in parliament.
He said: ‘I’m so excited that I’ve got another chance to stand in the Meon Valley and I thank the local party for its faith in me.
‘It’s been such a fantastic experience since 2010 and I’ve learned a great deal and have met hundreds of interesting people.’