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NFB Manager – Sean Houlston – stands for Parliament

Sean Houlston, Membership Services Manager for the National Federation of Builders (NFB) is standing as the Parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party, in the newly created constituency of Widnes and Halewood at the 2024 UK General Election.

Widnes and Halewood is a new constituency, not far from the NFB’s Chesire headquarters, and is being contested for the first time on 4th July 2024. It is primarily made up of the former Halton constituency, which was held by Derek Twigg of the Labour party but also includes parts of two other constituencies, both also previously held by Labour MPs.

Sean Houlston joined the NFB in 2023 as Membership Services Manager and is responsible for ensuring members are well looked after with the membership services team. He also holds the role of digital services lead, responsible for the implementation of the business’s digital strategy, including AI integration and the roll out of a digitised ‘Ask NFB’ service.

Sean has said that his campaign pledges will focus on three areas: developing education in the area and ensuring skills and employability sit at the heart of the curriculum, tackling crime through localised policing where resources are allocated effectively and improving digital infrastructure to focus on developing fibre broadband and 5G connectivity ensuring people can work and stream.

Commenting, Sean’s line manager James M. Butcher, Director of Strategy and Operations at the NFB said:

“Sean is professional, motivated, caring and articulate – he is a fantastic member of the NFB team. Sean has led a programme of transformation since he joined the company and has proven his skills at leading teams and change, something I imagine the green benches in Parliament would truly benefit from. On behalf of all of us at the NFB, we’d like to wish Sean all the very best in his election, he would make a fantastic MP”.

Sean added:

“I am honoured to have been selected as the Conservative candidate for Widnes and Halewood, and I have seen first-hand the potential our northern communities have. My experience in construction, education and business has equipped me with the skills to drive forward local projects, improve our education system, and secure vital investments. As a staunch advocate for housebuilding and the construction sector, I want to bring the experiences and views of the industry to Parliament.”

The National Federation of Builders is politically neutral when it comes to party politics but fiercely political when it comes to advocating for the construction industry. Those interested in finding out what the NFB would like to see from the next government can read the NFB’s manifesto ‘Supporting Construction to Power Growth’ here: https://builders.org.uk/nfb-manifesto-supporting-construction-to-power-growth/

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