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Tonight, members of the Chesham & Amersham Conservative Association have selected Peter Fleet to be the Party’s candidate for the upcoming by-election.

Fleet, the Chairman of the Retail Automotive Alliance and former president of Ford Asia Pacific, won outright in the first round, with more than 50 per cent of the ballots cast.

He beat Nikki da Costa, the Director of Legislative Affairs at Number 10, and Olivia Seccombe, the Head of External Affairs at the National Farmers’ Union.

At the by-election he will be defending the majority of 16,223 secured by the late Dame Cheryl Gillan in this safe Tory seat.