Liberal Democrat Grace Weaver is confident she can win the South Suffolk seat in next year’s general election.
Having been selected to represent South Suffolk, Grace, 25, says she has a strong knowledge of local issues, including housing, education and transport.
Her priorities for the campaign include engaging more young people with the party, and highlighting the party’s achievements in Government.
Commenting on her selection, Grace said: “I’m overjoyed to represent the Liberal Democrats in the area where I grew up.
“It’s going to be a tough fight, but I think we can be proud of what we’ve achieved in Government.
“By listening to local people and working with them to find solutions to local problems, I think we can show voters that we are the best party to represent them in local and national Government.”
Councillor Sue Carpendale, Liberal Democrat group leader on Babergh District Council, said: “Grace understands the issues facing us in this constituency, and is keen to engage with young people to encourage their aspirations.”
Councillor David Busby, chairman of Babergh Liberal Democrats, added: “We need someone who not only understands the local issues, but also has the drive and political awareness to get them resolved. It is time we handed over the baton to the next generation.”
Grace studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford. Having worked for two cancer charities, she now acts as a public affairs and campaigns consultant to health charities.