The Conservatives have chosen an LGBT champion as their candidate in Brighton Pavilion for the general election on Thursday 8 June.The party said today (Sunday 7 May): “Emma Warman has been selected to represent the Conservative Party in Brighton Pavilion.”
Local Conservative Party chairman Councillor Lee Wares said: “We are extremely pleased that Emma has been selected and she will be an excellent MP for Brighton Pavilion.”
Ms Warman comes from Carmarthen, in Wales. Her father is an electrician and her mother worked for the NHS.
She went to a comprehensive school in Wales before going to Reading University. In Reading she became a primary school governor.
She later went to law school in London and, working full time, took evening classes to qualify as a lawyer.
She said: “I’m delighted to have been selected for Brighton Pavilion. I’m passionate about the Prime Minister’s commitment to create a country that works for everyone because coming from an ordinary background and a state school education I know how difficult it can be to get on in life.
“Theresa May speaks for all of us, no matter what our backgrounds.”
Ms Warman, who works in the insurance industry, said that she wasn’t a career politician.
She has previously served as the deputy chair of LGBT+ Conservatives and as a councillor. She stood for Parliament in the 2015 general election.
She said that she looked forward to “supporting Theresa May in securing a strong and stable government delivering jobs and security for Brighton Pavilion”.