Tories choose Cambridge candidate

He’s a Cambridge genetics grad

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The Conservatives have selected Dr John Hayward as their candidate in Cambridge for the General Election on 8th June 2017.

Dr Hayward has been fighting for social reform across the globe for an education charity in Tajikistan and at the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge. He began his career in international development after studying genetics here at Cambridge for six years. He’s a regular contributor to ConservativeHome and a manager at the Conservative Policy Forum

Dr Hayward will be the Conservative party candidate in the General election

He told Cambridge News: “I first came to Cambridge as a student in 1989 and I have maintained strong links with the city ever since…Both of my children were born at the Rosie and attend local state schools. I am therefore delighted to have been chosen to stand on behalf of Theresa May and the Conservative Party in this great city.”

He seems optimistic about his chances despite the fact that Cambridge hasn’t elected a Conservative MP since 1987. The election currently looks like a dead heat between Labour’s incumbent Daniel Zeichner and the former Lib Dem MP for Cambridge Dr Julian Huppert (a.k.a DJ J-Hupz, the highlight of the Lib Dem party conference Disco).

If you want to register to vote in Cambridge you have until midnight 22nd May.