REBECCA Pow has been chosen to represent the Conservative party in the next General Election.

Ms Pow, who is the current Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane, has been chosen by her colleagues to stand again.

She has held the seat since being elected in 2015.

Ms Pow considers helping to save Norton Manor Camp and helping to secure funding for the Staplegrove spine road some of her greatest accomplishments.

Members of the Taunton Deane Conservatives reselected Ms Pow as their parliamentary candidate on Friday, May 24.

Tim Taylor, chairman, said: “Rebecca was reselected with great enthusiasm by our members.

“She has a fantastic reputation locally for everything she has achieved for the community as well as her close involvement in local affairs.

“I know the uncertainty about the future of 40 Commando was a cause of great concern to many people right across the community

"With the backing of local stakeholders I am delighted Rebecca convinced the then Defence Secretary to change his mind and keep Norton Manor Camp open beyond 2028.”

Ms Pow has also just been appointed a junior minister within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

She said: “I am honoured to be reselected and I will continue to work tirelessly for the people of Taunton Deane.

“I am proud of my record since 2015, including helping to secure garden town status, £79million for the new theatres at Musgrove Hospital and significant infrastructure funding, and I look forward to building on this important work.

“Saving the marines has been a particular success as they are so much a part of life here.

“I am also proud to be a strong voice on environmental and climate change issues, securing extra protection for ancient woodland and the ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics and care products.

“I look forward to my new role as minister for arts, heritage and tourism.

"As ever, representing the constituents of Taunton Deane will remain central to my work.”