Dan Byles MP, Conservative
Majority: 54 (0.11%)
Dan Byles has held the seat since 2010.
His stated interests are: Defence, economic policy, energy security and health.
Ashcroft Polling (July 2014): CON: 30%, LAB: 41%, LD: 2%, UKIP: 22%, Green: 2%
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Mike O’Brien is a former Minister in the Home Office, the Foreign Office, Pensions and he was twice Minister for Energy. In 2010 he was Minister of Health. He was first elected to Parliament in 1992. He is a QC and since losing his seat has built up a practice specialising in civil law at barrister’s chambers in Birmingham.
Craig Tracy is a small business owner and active campaigner on local issues. He currently is the chairman of his village’s parish hall and won a selection meeting of local Conservative members by a large margin.
William Cash Jr, the son of Conservative MP Bill Cash, recently defected to UKIP from the Conservative party. Cash is the Founder of Spear’s Magazine and Heritage spokesman for UKIP.