The ‘tens of thousands’ pledge has been ditched, replaced by something more vague.
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East Staffs council leader alleges Party Board appointee’s oversight of Griffiths ballot is “unfair and prejudicial”
Cllr Duncan Goodfellow complains Lord Hunt’s message to the association “could be seen as seeking to fetter the independent and impartial decision of members”.
Monday’s candidate selection shortlists: Arundel and South Downs; North Devon; Wantage; North West Norfolk
Plus two selection contests in Meon Valley, and Runnymede and Weybridge.
There are at least 14 contests taking place over the weekend in Conservative-held seats.
New candidate shortlists for Tory-held seats: Orpington; Bracknell; South West Hertfordshire; and Mid Sussex
Army officers, political advisers, businesspeople, a London Assembly Member and – unusually – a sitting MP are among the latest crop of finalists.
Of the nine Conservative-held seats selecting tonight, we have now revealed six shortlists.
Two former MPs are among the candidates pursuing these three Conservative-held seats.
Nick Timothy was unsuccessful in his bid to succeed Caroline Spelman.
Three candidates lose out as the Party fights back in the tug of war between the centre and local associations.
The Secretary General of Muslims for Britain; a Birmingham City Councillor; and a former Joint Chief of Staff to Theresa May will fight it out tomorrow.
The Leader of Westminster City Council won out over two of her council colleagues.
Apparently aware of the potential controversy, the Party Board has appointed Lord Hunt to supervise the ballot in East Staffordshire next week.
James to leave Parliament after finding her association don’t want her to continue as their candidate
Her letter to the Prime Minister emphasise that ‘we agreed on just about everything apart from Brexit…I trust in your One Nation outlook’.
Two very different Tory-held seats have an important choice to make.
Wandsworth councillor wins the nomination on the first round of voting to contest the seat presently held by Justine Greening.