KEVIN Hollinrake has announced that he will be standing again as MP for Thirsk and Malton at the next election in 2025.

This will be the fourth time that the Conservative MP has stood for election in the constituency after three successful ballots.

The 59-year-old MP, who was born in Easingwold, was first elected in 2015, replacing the de-selected Anne McIntosh.

North Yorkshire born-and-bred, he has a business background, with roles including co-founding the Hunters Estate Agency in York in 1992.

Mr Hollinrake said: "It's been an honour to serve the people of Thirsk and Malton since 2015, we've achieved a lot, most recently ensuring plans for an asylum reception centre at Linton-on-Ouse were scrapped.

"There's certainly more to be done, which is why I will be standing in the next election and in the meantime, continuing my work locally, including dualling the A64 and getting a fairer deal for the North."

As reported by the Gazette and herald, Mr Hollinrake gained his first ministerial role in government this year.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appointed the fellow Conservative a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (PUSS) at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The role is a junior ministerial position in the department, whose Secretary of State is Grant Shapps MP.

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