GENERAL ELECTION: Conservatives choose Hove candidate

Kristy Adams is the Conservative candidate for Hove
Kristy Adams is the Conservative candidate for Hove

The Conservatives have selected their candidate to stand against Hove’s Labour MP Peter Kyle.

Mr Kyle took the constituency back from the Tories in 2015 and is defending a majority of 1,236.

Other candidates already announced in Hove are Phelim Mac Cafferty, convenor of the Green group at Brighton and Hove City Council, and Carrie Hynds for the Lib Dems.

This weekend Kristy Adams has been selected as the Conservative candidate for Hove.

She said “I am absolutely delighted to be chosen to represent the Conservative Party in Hove and Portslade. Four generations of my family have lived in Hove.

“I grew up in Sussex, and went to a state secondary school and then Brighton College 6th form. I started my career as a store manager in a busy shop on East Street, Brighton, and now run my own business, based in Hove. Both my children attend local state schools.”

She runs a successful small business, volunteers at the Brighton night shelter, works on a campaign to re-use school uniforms, and worked with Theresa May fighting for the rights of people who have suffered modern slavery.

She added: “I applied to be a candidate when the Conservatives reached out to people from a wider range of backgrounds such as women, community champions, and people with a passion for social justice.

“I knew I wasn’t a ‘career politician’, and I think it’s important that our MPs have experienced what it’s like to live and work in the community they represent.”

Local Conservative Party Chairman, Lee Wares said: “we are delighted that Kristy has been selected and she will be an outstanding MP for Hove and Portslade.”