John Whittingdale to stand for re-election in Maldon

By Chloe Brewster

28th May 2024 | Local News

John Whittingdale signing nomination papers at Maldon Constitutional Club on Friday (May 24).
John Whittingdale signing nomination papers at Maldon Constitutional Club on Friday (May 24).

Conservative MP, Rt Hon Sir John Whittingdale, has announced he will run again as MP for Maldon at the General Election on July 4.

The MP, who has held the seat since 1992, told Maldon Nub News: "It has been a great privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for the Maldon area.

"I am very much aware of the challenges that people have faced in the last few years, many of which are due to events which could not have been predicted such as the Covid pandemic and the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

"I have supported the Conservative Government in tackling these and welcome the clear signs that the Government's plan is working with inflation down and the economy growing once again. 

"I believe that our country's best interests are served by the Conservative Government continuing office rather than a Labour one under Keir Starmer without any clear policies or substance.

"If re-elected, I will continue to represent my constituents to the best of my ability and to campaign for better health care including a new hospital in Maldon and against overdevelopment of housing without the necessary infrastructure to support it."

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the date of the General Election last week (May 22).

The full list of Maldon candidates will be available on our site as soon as possible.

To vote in the General Election you must be registered, click here to register.


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