Philip to stand again for ‘key’ Halifax seat

Philip Allott has been elected as Conservative candidate to fight for the Halifax seat in 2015.
Philip Allott has been elected as Conservative candidate to fight for the Halifax seat in 2015.

Philip Allott has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Halifax in the next general election.

He stood for the seat in 2010 finishing behind Labour winner Linda Riordan MP but said he is confident of his chances at the next election.

“I am delighted to be re-selected to fight for the seat,” said Mr Allott.

“It is a key marginal seat and I can’t wait to get stuck into campaigning.”

Mr Allott also contested the Bolton West seat in the 2005 general election but is yet to be elected as a member of Parliament.

He will base his campaign from Brighouse and is looking to buy a house in Northowram and Shelf.

He is married with two children.

“The electorate can expect a number of things - integrity and strong opinions,” said Mr Allott.

“They will get someone who is very approachable and someone who will take action on the issues that matter to them.”

In 2010 he increased the Conservative vote and reduced Labour’s majority to 1,472 votes, making it one of the top marginal seats in the country.