Guy Opperman, who is the Conservative MP for Hexham, has been 'unanimously' re-selected to stand for Hexham at the next General Election under the newly proposed Hexham Constituency boundaries.

Guy has been an MP for Hexham at the general election since 6 May 2010 and currently holds the Government post of Minister of State in the Department for Work and Pensions.

The announcement of standing again for Hexham was made after the Boundary Commission consulted on drawing new Parliamentary constituency boundaries to ensure each constituency has a similar number of voters.

The proposals have now been laid before Parliament and as a result, at the next election, the Hexham Constituency will gain the Northumberland divisions of Longhorsley, parts of Ponteland North, and the Newcastle Ward of Callerton and Throckley.

The date of the next general election has not yet been announced.

Guy Opperman MP said: "I welcome the Boundary Commission's Report and support the changes to the Hexham Constituency.

"I am delighted to be the Conservative candidate for the Hexham Constituency under the new boundaries after being unanimously reselected by the Northumberland Conservatives.

"We have a strong record of local action, from delivering over £98 million to rebuild or fully refurbish every high school across Tynedale and Ponteland, to defending our precious greenbelt, and reducing unemployment across Tynedale by 41% since 2010.

"I look forward to delivering for people in Longhorsley, Ponteland North and Callerton and Throckley and campaigning on their priorities.”