A new Parliamentary candidate has been elected by members of the Twickenham Conservatives Association.

Isobel Grant was elected by the membership at a special general meeting earlier this month. She has been put forward as the next candidate for the Twickenham constituency.

Isobel said: “I am so pleased to have been selected to contest Twickenham for the Conservatives. This is one of the happiest places to live, and I want to make sure it is enjoyed by every one of our residents".

Isobel went to school at St Catherine's in Twickenham, having grown up in the borough. After living abroad in China, Japan and Tanzania, she returned to live in west London where she has been a local Councillor, and where she is bringing up her four children with husband Charlie.

Her work as a civil engineer spanning the past 20 years includes design and delivery of infrastructure for major projects such as the Olympic Park and Crossrail.

In her spare time, Isobel is a trustee for the charity RedR and has been a governor at two schools for children with special needs.

The Twickenham seat is currently held by Liberal Democrat, Vince Cable.