A former British Army officer has been selected to stand as a prospective MP for Dudley North Afzal Amin was an officer in the British Army for 11 years he saw operational service in Iraq and in Afghanistan where he was employed as a Strategist in the HQ of the International Joint Command.

Selected as a Prospective Member of Parliament Afzal says he is embarking on a career in Politics in order to contribute to the collective national effort to improve education opportunities, social cohesion and integration; and in the international effort to bring about a world that is safer, fairer and has greater prosperity and harmony.

Afzal says he is keen to utilize his experiences working with soldiers in the British Army and with young people in youth work to reach out to all British communities to assist in the promotion of mutual understanding and collective progression that is so urgently needed in many of our inner-city areas.

Afzal has two children aged 19 and 17. He is a keen hill-walker, a weak swimmer but enjoys scuba-diving and chess, although not yet tried at the same time.

The other candidates standing in Dudley North are: Ian Austin (Labour Party); Bill Etheridge UK Independence Party (UKIP); Mike Collins (Liberal Democrats); Will Duckworth (Green Party).