Following the dissolution of parliament on Monday 30th March, Jack Lopresti (Conservative) has officially commenced his campaign to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS).
Born in Southmead Hospital in August 1969, Mr Lopresti has lived and worked in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area all his life. He lives locally in Filton with his wife, Lucy. The couple have three children.
On leaving school, he worked in his family’s ice cream and catering business. He then worked in the financial services and residential property sectors.
Mr Lopresti served with 29 Commando RA as a mobilized reservist for a year and, in the autumn/winter of 2008-9, he was deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 9.
Outlining his priorities for a possible second term as the local MP, Mr Lopresti commented:
“Defence of the Realm is the most important duty of any Government and it will remain my highest priority.”
“As a veteran I will continue to represent and work for veterans’ interests in the House of Commons and here locally.”
“If fortunate enough to be re-elected, I will continue to work to ensure that Filton and Bradley Stoke remains at the heart of Britain’s defence industry – delivering investment, manufacturing and high tech jobs.”
“I will continue to work to secure new jobs and apprenticeships. Since May 2010, unemployment has fallen by 47%. During the same period, youth unemployment more than halved and the number of apprenticeships in Filton has increased by 60%.”
“As a country, we need to build more homes, so that more of our young people can get onto the housing ladder and we need to continue to improve local infrastructure. I will continue to work with the Government and the local council to ensure that the infrastructure is robust enough to support the new homes and the new jobs coming into our area.”
“I will continue to protect the NHS and will continue to work to improve health provision locally.”
This article originally appeared in the April 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
Others that have previously announced their intention to stand for the FABS seat are: Ian Boulton (Labour), Pete Bruce (Liberal Democrat), Ben Walker (UKIP) and Diana Warner (Green). The full list of candidates will be officially announced on Thursday 9th April.
An Election Forum will take place at Bradley Stoke Community School on Sunday 12th April.
Read more: 2015 General Election in FABS (The Journal)
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