On Thursday, 7th of November, the Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner Conservative Association were pleased to confirm the selection of Cllr David Simmonds CBE JP as their candidate in the 2019 General Election.
At a packed special general meeting, the membership heard from a brilliant selection of local candidates and their former MP, the Rt. Hon. Nick Hurd. The successful candidate delivered an impassioned and measured address to the membership, highlighting the significance of the forthcoming general election and the clarity of purpose required of the Party. Cllr Simmonds was selected by a majority vote of the membership present at the first ballot, and paid tribute to his fellow shortlisted candidates as well as his predecessor.
Cllr Simmonds is a chartered financial advisor by profession and has worked for a number of high street banks and local companies. He currently serves as Deputy Leader and as a cabinet member of Hillingdon Council, where he has been a councillor for Ickenham since 2002. He additionally sat on the bench in Harrow as a Magistrate, serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Councillors Association, as a governor of three schools, and as a director of Localis, the think tank.
Upon his selection, Cllr Simmonds said he wished to be: “a visible, local MP, showing the voters of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner that the Conservatives are trustworthy, reliable stewards of our country who have the national interest at heart.”
He added: “protecting our neighbourhoods and our local environment, and championing our highly valued health and education providers, will be my utmost priorities. I will also ensure that children are a priority for the next Government. I want to see education provision, youth services, and sports and job opportunities front and centre – to ensure that the future UK is a world-leading economy, and a place to raise our children and grandchildren.”