Portsmouth Councillor Shortlisted For Safe Seat.

HOT on the heels of a new wave of criticism levelled at her last week, the sitting leader of Portsmouth City Council has now been shortlisted to become the next MP for Fareham, TBG can sensationally reveal.

Donna Jones is one of four shortlisted candidates for the Conservative Party to replace Mark Hoban who stands down in six weeks time.

However, the former Police and Crime Commissioner wannabe first has to see off opponents Jeremy Quin, Nick Rose and Suella Fernandes to land the safe Tory seat.

In a statement issued on Monday Jones said:

"I was delighted to be invited to apply for the Fareham parliamentary vacancy. I’m thrilled to be shortlisted for the final four.

"The job has two roles. One is being a strong constituency MP spending a large amount of my time in Fareham meeting people and helping community businesses and residents. The second is working hard as a member of the government in London."

"The constituency has a need for improved infrastructure – and a lot more affordable housing."

"The constituency has some challenges in terms of the fact that young people find it very difficult to get on to the property ladder. Also the roads getting in and out of Fareham are a nightmare. The bottlenecks need sorting out and that’s the job of an MP."

It's thought to be the first time Jones has applied for a Parliamentary seat but that shouldn't put her off.

Alan Mak won the Havant nomination on applying first time too.

Jeremy Quin stood in 1997 as the Conservative parliamentary candidate in the Snowdonia constituency of Meirionnydd Nant Conwy and has the support of Jeremy Hunt and Peter Lilley on his web site.

Nick Rose is Chairman of the Westbourne and West Cliff Ward in Bournemouth West Constituency.

As for Suella Fernandes - READ THIS -