High-profile IFA Philip J Milton has been selected as the Conservative candidate for North Devon in the general election.
He will look to overturn Liberal Democrat MP Nick Harvey’s 5,000 majority and win back the seat the Tories lost to the LibDems in 1992.
Besides running his IFA business, Philip J Milton, he also owns a Christian bookshop and a restaurant.
He is a well known figure in the community, being a member of the local rotary club, and sponsors local events, including the Theatres Trust, Two Moors’ Young Musicians Platform and the ferret race at the North Devon Show.
Milton says he believes he is an ideal candidate, having been born and raised locally in Barnstaple. A family man, he is keen to win back the ladies’ vote, which he believes the Tories have lost in recent years, and appeal to the county’s retired population.
He says: “I shall make an ideal candidate. I am there for the long term and my record demonstrates hard work and staying power. I am a fighter.”