This is what I wrote about Fiona when I profiled her as one of the best twenty candidates yet to be selected:
"Fiona Bruce is the head of a community law firm in Warrington and a national winner of Small Business Bureau's businesswoman of the year award "Women into Business" for the founding and successful development of a business. She fought Warrington South at the last General Election - achieving one of the best results in the region. She highlighted Labour's failures on health through Margaret Dixon's case. She has helped establish a primary school in Tanzania and still oversees a free legal advice clinic "The Drop In", Latchford which has opened weekly for the past 18 years. In 2009 she was co-founder of an innovative, comprehensive advice centre at "The Foundry Shop", Widnes, offering free legal advice and support on key issues of debt, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, family and relationships."
Runner up in Macclesfield, a contact says Fiona won on the first ballot today.
I could not be more pleased. She is going to be a wonderful, wonderful MP.
Commiserations to the unsuccessful candidates.