Poppy Simister-Thomas Selected to fight for South Norfolk in General Election

South Norfolk Conservatives have selected Poppy Simister-Thomas as the Conservative Candidate to fight the next General Election in the new South Norfolk Constituency.

Poppy has enjoyed a successful career in business, where she has held senior positions in the global shipping and energy industries. More recently she has worked as a consultant helping to improve our public services and healthcare organisations.

Poppy attended a grammar-school and was the first person in her family to stay at school into sixth form and attend University. She grew up in a small village will now move to the area from Cambridgeshire with husband David and their young son, Tristan.

Poppy Simister-Thomas
Poppy Simister-Thomas Conservative Candidate for South Norfolk Parliamentary Constituency 2023

The new South Norfolk Constituency comprises over 70,000 electors and includes fast growing places on the edge of Norwich like Wymondham, Hethersett & Cringleford, together with a large number of rural communities in the countryside, along the River Yare and around market towns like Loddon and Long Stratton. The existing MP, Richard Bacon, will stand down at the next General Election, having served as the Member of Parliament since 2001.

Poppy said:

“It is an honour to be selected to represent South Norfolk. I want South Norfolk to continue to be a place where everyone can build a good life for themselves and their families, with high-quality jobs, good public services, and a unique natural environment.

I will be a visible candidate and you will be seeing me out and about throughout the area.  I’ve been able to speak to many residents and am looking forward to getting to know many more over the coming months.”

I have already seen for myself the importance of upgrading infrastructure at places like Wymondham Station and the need for a pragmatic approach for the planned Norwich-Tilbury electricity pylons. My work in healthcare helps me understand the urgency for helping people in South Norfolk to see their local GP and dentist when they need to.

Chairman of the Selection Committee Local Councillor, Daniel Elmer said ‘I’m absolutely delighted that Poppy will be standing, bringing her business experience to parliament, her energy, commitment and local knowledge is exactly what we need to drive South Norfolk forward.

You can visit Poppy’s Dedicated Campaign Site here www.snwvca.org.uk/southnorfolk

Contact Poppy  poppy@snca.org.uk