VIDEO: Julie Pörksen, the new Lib Dem parliamentary candidate

Julie Pörksen, from Hepscott, has been announced as the new candidate for the Liberal Democrats in the 2015 General Election.

She will replace Sir Alan Beith, who is standing down.

Julie Porksen and  Sir Alan Beith MP. Ref: JCNG cleggbeith 12

Julie Porksen and Sir Alan Beith MP. Ref: JCNG cleggbeith 12

When he retires Sir Alan will have clocked up 42 years of service.