Dr Shaden Jaradat has been selected as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for the Manchester Gorton by-election.
The 37-year-old, who lives in the city with his wife and four-year-old daughter, works in the University of Manchester’s International Development Department.
Outside of work Shaden is an active member of his local Parent-Teacher Association. He has a black belt in karate and is a member of the 21 Club at Manchester University, which helps promote sport across Greater Manchester.
Shaden joined the Party in 2004 and has recently spent time supporting the Conservative Greater Manchester Mayoral Candidate, Sean Anstee on his campaign.
He said: “The Conservatives are already delivering a record numbers of jobs, taking the lowest-paid out of tax, and bringing in the National Living Wage, but there is still more to be done. My plan for Manchester Gorton would be to ensure it shares in the benefits of the Northern Powerhouse and the fantastic opportunities it will offer.
“The Prime Minister’s Plan for Britain will build a stronger, fairer country that our children and grandchildren are proud to call home and that is something I want to see for Manchester.
“I consider Manchester Gorton to be the soul of this fantastic city and I would be honoured to represent it, working hard in Westminster to be a strong local voice on the issues that matter to our area.”