Conservatives select Bedford & Kempston parliamentary candidate

Ryan Henson has been selected as the Conservative candidate for Bedford and Kempston for the next General Election.


Ryan, who is the Head of Government Relations for the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, was selected by members of the Bedford & Kempston Conservative Association tonight (Thursday, October 11).


A councillor in East Hertfordshire, Ryan will campaign to regain the seat lost at the 2017 General Election. 


His campaign will focus on tackling unemployment hotspots in Bedford and improving educational outcomes for young people across the constituency. 


“I am delighted to be selected as the Conservative candidate for Bedford and Kempston,” Ryan said. 


“I believe in serving society and local communities, standing up for those who do the right thing, those who do the work, those who raise the families and those who start the businesses which fund our public services.


“Only the Conservatives can build a country that works for everyone with a stronger, fair economy and a more caring society.


“I want to become MP for Bedford and Kempston to make sure the good people of this town see their hard work recognised and rewarded so they can lead fulfilling, happy lives,” he added.