SALISBURY'S MP has said he believes he has always done his best and "will continue to do so", should be re-elected. 

It comes as the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party both announced its candidates for the next General Election in recent weeks. 

Salisbury City Councillor Victoria Charleston will represent the Lib Dems, while author Barney Norris will stand for the Greens

The next general election is to be held no later than January 28, 2025, but Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said last month that he intends to hold the election in 2024 - with some thinking November 14 is the most likely date.

Mr Glen, who has been Salisbury's MP for nearly 14 years, said: "I think I have a deep understanding of Salisbury and the surrounding area, its people and the opportunities and challenges that are ongoing.

"My deep experience over a number of years gives me the ability to influence local issues and handle things in Westminster, across Whitehall, across all circumstances."

A recent survey suggested that the Labour party would win a "landslide" victory if an election was held now, but that  Salisbury would remain a safe Conservative seat

When asked what his priorities would be locally and nationally should be re-elected, Mr Glen said he would continue to push for further investment in Salisbury, pointing to recent "significant investment" in Wiltshire College, and the success of the high street.

"I was very involved in bringing Bradbeers to the city and I am delighted that Everyman Cinema and Primark have also invested in Salisbury", he said. 

"I also want to see more development at Porton Down, which I recently visited, and I am in discussions over the future of UK Health Security Agency." 

Salisbury Journal: Queen Camilla shakes hands with John Glen as she arrives to attend a musical evening at Salisbury Cathedral Queen Camilla shakes hands with John Glen as she arrives to attend a musical evening at Salisbury Cathedral (Image: PA Media)

Mr Glen wrote in his weekly column for the Journal back in August: "There is more investment possible to unlock even more potential and build on Porton Down’s stellar international reputation."

He also looks forward to seeing the River Park and Fisherton Gateway projects completed later this year. 

He added: "Salisbury is my home, I am dedicated to it, and [over the last 14 years] I believe I have done my best and I will continue to do so."

Mr Glen will be trying to win a new constituency after changes were approved last year. 

Still named 'Salisbury',  the new shape of the constituency will see the loss of the Till Valley, Amesbury East and Bulford, Amesbury West and Amesbury South wards.

The constituency will gain the Tisbury and Nadder Valley wards as well as the remainder of the Fovant and Chalke Valley division.