GENERAL election candidates from the Liberal Democrat party have been selected to represent the New Forest.

Despite boundary changes in other parts of the country, both New Forest constituencies remain intact ahead of next year's General Election. 

New Forest East encompasses the entirety of Totton and the Waterside as well as the central parts of the New Forest including Ashurst, Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, and Sway.

New Forest West runs south from Martin Down Nature Reserve in the northwest through Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Burley, Bransgore and New Milton before cutting east along the coast to Milford, Hordle and Lymington.

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Councillor Caroline Rackham, a town and district councillor for Totton South, has been selected as the Lib Dem candidate for New Forest East. 

Cllr Rackman is currently chair of Totton & Eling Town Council. Her main priorities are environmental issues and building strong communities. She helps run the Lantern Procession and Remembrance Parade in Totton.

Cllr Jack Davies, a town and district councillor for Pennington, has been selected to stand for New Forest West.

He is the current Mayor of Lymington & Pennington and came second in New Forest West at the last General Election.

Cllr Davies' main priority for New Forest West is to cut NHS waiting times so people can get a local GP or Dentist Appointment when they need one.