SURREY â€” Surrey journalist Harpreet Singh hopes to square off against New Democrat MP Jinny Sims and Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal in this yearâ€™s federal election as the Conservative candidate for the new riding of Surrey Newton.
The Conservativesâ€™ nomination meeting is expected to be held in mid-February, with a location yet to be announced.
â€œI feel strongly that the time has come to cross the line and enter federal politics to serve the community,â€ Singh said. â€œI feel that I owe it to the residents of this great city that their voices are heard in our nationâ€™s capital.â€
Singh has worked as a television and radio host, political commentator, writer and producer.
If he wins the Tory nod, Singhâ€™s general election rivals will be former Surrey Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal and current New Democrat MP Jinny Sims.