Sheffield games shop worker, 23, chosen to fight Tony Blair's old seat for Conservatives at General Election

Dehenna Davidson with husband to be John Fareham. (Photo: SWNS).
Dehenna Davidson with husband to be John Fareham. (Photo: SWNS).
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A Sheffield born games shop worker has been selected to fight for Tony Blair's former seat for the Conservatives at the General Election

23-year-old student Dehenna Davison, who also has a fiance 36 years her senior, is “optimistic” of nicking the former PM’s seat in Sedgefield in next month’s snap poll.

The seat in Country Durham has been a safe Labour one since 1935 – and Blair held it for 24 years.

But Sheffield-born Ms Davison, who was won over by the Tories aged 15 at private school, is sure that the current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is putting voters off.

She told the Daily Mail: “There is a great swathe of people living here who are coming over to our side, mostly because of Jeremy Corbyn. But people are also getting behind Theresa May.”

Ms Davison is studying politics in Hull and also works for Grainger Games.

She is engaged to local councillor John Fareham, 59, who she met while at Hull.