Local florist named Conservative candidate in Highley by-election

Local florist Naomi Waterson has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for the by-election in Shropshire Council’s Highley Division.

Naomi Waterson

Naomi is a long-time resident of Highley, having raised her children in the village. She works in the village and runs a successful family flower shop in the High Street. Naomi was co-opted as a member of Highley Parish Council in May 2021.

Naomi is campaigning for safer roads, a stronger voice for young people in Highley, better GP services in the village and a ‘buy local’ scheme to boost local businesses. Along with MP Philip Dunne, she is calling for better ambulance services in Shropshire.

Naomi said: “I am determined to work for modern healthcare facilities for Highley. I will help to get our medical practice out of the special measures and to set it up in suitable premises. I will work for better emergency ambulance responses, after witnessing terrible delays for elderly friends and neighbours.

Naomi continued: “Talking to local residents on the doorstep over the past few months, I am heartened by the support I have received while campaigning for election to Shropshire Council. I will ensure that Highley receives the attention and investment she rightly deserves.

Local MP Philip Dunne is also supporting Naomi. He said today: “Highley needs a strong local champion who is determined to get a fair share for the village. Naomi is that person: she is local, she runs a well-known business, so knows a lot of people in the village and will be easily accessible to raise issues for local people. She will ensure that Highley is put back on the map at Shirehall.

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