The former leader of South Shropshire District Council will attempt to become the area's first female MP at the next election.
The former leader of South Shropshire District Council will attempt to become the area's first female MP at the next election.Councillor Heather Kidd last night won her bid to become the Liberal Democrat's candidate for Ludlow constituency.
She beat rivals Susan Juned, a Ludlow resident, and Councillor Christine Tinker, who is the chairman of Stratford-upon-Avon Council, in a vote of party activists.
Today Councillor Kidd said: "This is the only constituency that I've ever wanted to fight.
"I'm delighted. We love it here, it is our home. There are lessons to be learned from the last campaign.
"Our present MP, Philip Dunne, spends more time in parliament but I'll be working hard in the constituency. We think this is a very winnable seat.
"Wouldn't it be good for Ludlow to have its first ever Liberal Democrat woman MP? I'm ready to go anytime, as soon as the election is called."
Councillor Kidd polled 84 votes, Susan Juned scored 47 and Christine Tinker 34.