The Conservative candidate for Norwich North has been chosen ahead of the general election later this year.

Charlotte Salomon will contest the seat after being selected following a process which started in November, when previous hopeful Nick Rose resigned. 

She was reportedly the deputy chairman of the Saffron Walden Conservatives between 2018 and 2022, and stood for the Broad Oak and the Hallingburys Ward at Uttlesford District Council in the 2023 local elections. 

Ms Salomon has a background in communications and marketing and, according to her bio on X, formerly Twitter, she is currently a law student. 

Ms Salomon said: "I am delighted to have been selected as the candidate for Norwich North.

“I am eager to hit the campaign trail and share my vision with local people."

She believes more focus should be placed on issues such as healthcare provisions, education, and supporting small businesses.

“This is all about finding a local MP who will prioritise the needs of Norwich North and ensure that local voices are heard," she explained.

"I am ready to embed myself into the heart of the community and be a strong advocate for Norwich North in Westminster." 

Mr Rose stepped down as a candidate after drawing criticism for his comments on climate change, transgender issues and immigration. 

This newspaper revealed in November he was forced to delete a social media post in which he labelled people "idle benefit scroungers". 

Mr Rose later apologised for the remarks.

Current MP Chloe Smith will not be standing at the election.