Friday, 9 August 2013

Sir Alan Beith retiring

Many of you will have read that Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith has announced he is retiring at the 2015 General Election. Sir Alan has been a really good constituency MP for Berwick and set the mould for many of us who have followed him into Parliament when it comes to campaigning locally. He has given the people of Berwick upon Tweed great service over the years - by the time the election comes he will have served for an incredible 42 years as an MP, taking the seat for the first time in 1973.

I know that in the Berwick constituency many people put party politics aside to vote for Sir Alan because of his long standing commitment and dedication. I was actually up in Alnwick, in Sir Alan's patch last week, canvassing for Anne Marie Trevelyan, the Conservative candidate in 2015 who hopes to be his successor. It will be a close race but I am more than sure Anne Marie has the qualities the people of Berwick want in their local MP. You can follow Anne Marie's campaign on Twitter HERE