Sam Bromiley (left), Conservative candidate for Kingswood, and Lee Anderson, MP for Ashfield, campaign Photo: Ben Birchall /PA
The Conservative candidate in the Kingswood by-election said he would only do the job for “a few months” and would “absolutely not” stand at the next election.
Sam Bromiley said he would ” “Priority number one” will be to protect the green belt from the local council's plans to build thousands of homes on it.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the councilor said he was not considering becoming MP for Kingswood to “start a new career in Parliament and realize your own ambitions in this sense.”
“I do this solely so that my son can enjoy these areas like I did when I was younger. and truly make our community a better place.”
He is running to replace Conservative MP Chris Skidmore, who resigned last month over a government bill to guarantee annual rounds of oil and gas licensing.
The Conservative leader of South Gloucestershire Council said: “Labour and Lib Dem Council have announced plans to build more than 6,000 homes across the green belt along the eastern edge of the Kingswood constituency.