Bath Conservatives have chosen Annabel Tall as the party's prospective parliamentary candidate for the next General Election.
Annabel was chosen by a vote of members of the party at a packed meeting in Bathwick St Mary Church, after the numbers attending outgrew the church hall in which the meeting was due to be held.
Annabel has spent much of her life in the West Country, and now lives in Yatton, North Somerset. She is a quaified electrical engineer, and worked for British Gas and as a company director of an internet services firm based in Monkton Combe.
She said: “It’s a great honour to be selected as the Conservative candidate for Bath and I’m looking forward to meeting local residents and working hard to make their lives even better.
“Bath is a wonderful city in which to live, work, study and visit and I’m determined to lead it towards an even brighter future.
“Working with the excellent team of Conservatives locally, I will use my background in the public, private and charity sectors to make a positive difference for everybody in Bath.”
Annabel is a volunteer with the Bath River Safety Group, helping patrol in Bath to ensure the public are safe as they walk or cycle along the river. She is also a disability rights activist, and for ten years worked as a volunteer on a national Special Educational Needs advice line for the Independent Panel for Special Education Advice.
Bath Conservative Association Chairman, Nick Tester, said: "We had a high-quality list of candidates to choose from, and were impressed by Annabel's drive, determination and enthusiasm. Our city needs a strong voice in Parliament, and Annabel will be just that - ready to stand up for our great city and its people."