BASINGSTOKE'S MP Maria Miller will defend her seat in next month's General Election.

The incumbent member of parliament, who has represented the town since 2005, confirmed the news that she will be standing to the Gazette this week.

She said: "It's been more than three years since the Referendum on leaving the EU yet parliament has been unable to allow our country to move forward to get Brexit done.

"We need a new House of Commons to break the log jam so we can leave the EU upholding the referendum result and get back to the priorities of people in Basingstoke: getting more front-line police, a new hospital for our town and the investment we need in local services to meet the needs of our growing population in North Hampshire."

Two candidates also vying for the seat of Basingstoke have been announced: Kerena Marchant for Labour and Sashi Mylvaganam for the Liberal Democrats.

The General Election will take place on Thursday, December 12.