Karen Buckley was selected on the first ballot this afternoon from a field of six to stand as Conservative candidate for Hyndburn in Lancashire at the general election.
A Lancastrian born and bred, she is a solicitor specialising in Family Law who is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Advanced Legal Practice in Matrimonial Law. She joined the Conservative Party after hearing David Cameron promote the importance of marriage and has been a councillor in Fylde since 2007.
Read more about her on her website.
Sitting Labour MP Greg Pope is retiring and bequeathing a notional majority of 5,528 to his successor as Labour candidate. Karen requires a swing of 6.9% to win the seat.