ERIC Pickles has been readopted by the Brentwood and Ongar Conservative Association as their 2015 General Election candidate.

The MP who has represented the constituency in Westminster since 1992 has been confirmed as the local Tory group’s choice for the ballot papers next year.

His candidacy was voted through unanimously by the association’s executive committee.

Mr Pickles said: “I have been here for almost 25 years representing this community and I am really pleased to have been readopted to stand again.”