Meera Sonecha is the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Leicester South.
Meera was born in the Leicester Royal Infirmary and has spent her whole life in Leicester until she went to the University of Warwick to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Following university she worked in the House of Commons as a Parliamentary Assistant for retiring MP Sir Edward Garnier and is now the Executive Officer of Conservative Friends of India, which is helping to develop a meaningful relationship between the Conservative Party, the British Indian community and India. She has just come off the core team of the Andy Street campaign, the John Lewis boss who won the West Midlands over.
She has represented the United Kingdom at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament and was also the Assistant Editor of a political magazine called Centre Write. In her spare time she kickboxes, runs and reads. She is a keen debater and coming from a family business background, understands the importance of supporting local businesses.
Speaking of her nomination, she said: “Theresa May is the only party leader who can provide strong, stable leadership in the national interest. Voting for the Labour Party will only lead us to a coalition of chaos and will not allow us to secure the best possible deal from Brexit.”