The Conservative party has announced its candidate for the Chesham and Amersham by-election to replace the late MP Dame Cheryl Gillan.

Peter Fleet is set to stand for the party after he secured an “outright win” in the selection process yesterday evening (May 5), according to social media reports.

Mr Fleet, who lives in the constituency with his young family, spent 30 years working for Ford, starting out as a graduate trainee and working his way to becoming its group vice-president.

He said: “It is an honour and privilege to have been selected as the Conservative candidate for Chesham and Amersham.

“I want to start by paying tribute to Dame Cheryl Gillan. Dame Cheryl was an exemplar for true public service and a trusted and much-loved champion for the interests of this constituency.


“Chesham and Amersham needs a local MP who will continue championing its needs just as Dame Cheryl did, and an MP who can work with this Conservative government to secure the investment and support that our towns and villages need as we recover and rebuild from the pandemic.

“My priorities will be protecting our Green Belt and working with developers to ensure developments are on brownfield land, working with local businesses to see our high streets recover, and working with Thames Valley Police to tackle anti-social behaviour.”

A date for the by-election has not yet been set.