Counter-terrorism expert and former civil servant Alicia Kearns has been selected as Theresa May’s candidate to fight for the Conservatives in Mitcham and Morden at the General Election on 8 June 2017.
Announcing her candidacy, Alicia set out her priorities for Mitcham and Morden:
- A new vision for Mitcham and Morden. Alicia will secure investment in our town centres to end Labour’s neglect of the area.
- Give you a say on our future. Alicia will create an Economic Forum for Mitcham and Morden economic security and to allow you to build a stronger future for our local communities.
- Build an even better St Helier. Alicia will support our local hospital to keep our families healthy.
Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Alicia Kearns said:
“It’s a privilege to be fighting on Theresa May’s team and I very much hope voters put their trust in us. For too long Mitcham and Morden has been failed by Labour which has failed to bring the investment so many other areas have benefitted from. It’s a fantastic community and it needs a new vision to support its growth.
“Only a vote for Theresa May on 8 June will insure our futures. Because any vote for Labour is a vote for Jeremy Corbyn.”
Alicia Kearns worked in Government as a civil servant until last year leading teams in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office tackling terrorism in the Middle East and before that leading the Ministry of Defence’s Scottish Referendum campaign. Currently she works at Global Influence, a firm specialising in countering violent extremism and stabilising crises for Governments and NGOs worldwide. Alicia has also led campaigns for the NHS, Department of Education and many small charities.
In her spare time, Alicia volunteers with local charity Jigsaw4U and Lighthouse Relief as well as Battersea Dog and Cat Shelter.