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Boris Johnson's deputy to stand as candidate for North West Hampshire seat



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The deputy mayor of London has been selected as the future successor to Sir George Young in parliamentary constituency North West Hampshire.


Kit Malthouse who is Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise will stand as Conservative candidate at the General Election to be held in May next year.
Rod Bowker, Chairman of North West Hampshire Conservatives said: “We are absolutely delighted to have him as our candidate. We had a lot of candidates and Kit came through as being the favourite.
“He was personable and a little bit of humour came through which we like” he said.
He will replace fellow Conservative Sir George Young MP, who announced late last year that he would be stepping down from the role.
Forty seven-year old Mr Malthouse grew up in Liverpool before studying politics and economics at Newcastle and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant at an international firm in the City of London.
He began his London political career at the Social Services department of Westminster City Council in 1998 and was later elected as deputy leader of the council and appointed cabinet member for finance.
In May 2008 he was elected to the London Assembly and appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing.
Following re-election in May 2012, he was appointed Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise by Boris Johnson.



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