A CUMBRIAN MP has been reselected as the Conservative parliamentary candidate at the next election.

Sitting Carlisle MP John Stevenson has been reselected as the Conservative candidate for his constituency.

The selection comes amid changes for the county following boundary commission proposals that will come into force in 2024.

Carlisle will now reach up to both the Scottish and Northumberland Borders, going through to meet the Hexham constituency in the east.

Residents of Dalston, Durdar, Cummersdale and Burgh by Sands are all set to be incorporated into the new ‘Penrith and the Solway’ constituency, with Brampton and Longtown to be included within the Carlisle constituency borders.

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In a statement Mr Stevenson said: "I am delighted to announce I have been unanimously reselected as the Conservative candidate for Carlisle at the next General Election.

"To serve the people of Carlisle is a huge honour and responsibility which I have never failed to appreciate since I was first elected in 2010.

"Jobs, skills, regeneration and pride in our community are my absolute priorities and I look forward to continuing the fight for our city both locally and nationally."