The former MP for the city will now seek to unseat the Labour incumbent.
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Two councillors and an experienced teacher will contest the final on Thursday.
Ashfield, Bolsover, Colne Valley, Leeds North West, Portsmouth South, Sefton Central, and Wrexham are seeking would-be MPs.
It may have produced Anna Soubry – but it also gave us a mixed cross-section of Tories, including Conor Burns, Esther McVey, Priti Patel and Liz Truss.
Dagenham and Rainham, Bury South, Cardiff North and Bassetlaw are among the new tranche seeking a Conservative candidate.
His association executive is expected to demand tonight that he makes his intentions clear. But the constitution allows him to simply refuse to answer.
The latest email to local members confirms ConservativeHome’s recent report.
Trouble in Grantham – Boles’s association executive intends to accelerate deselection proceedings against him
He would have the right to a full ballot of the local membership. But an already strained local relationship, combined with Brexit, makes it an uphill struggle.
Also including: Twickenham, Battersea, Croydon Central, Kingston and Surbiton, and Dewsbury.
Two seats held by the Liberal Democrats and one held by Labour form the latest tranche of Tory targets.
It’s good for MPs to do some work outside Westminster. This will not be a quick win in the current political climate, though. So in the interim, here are some suggestions.
The party has selected a local candidate to win back what was one of only a few Conservative footholds in the North East.
With strong local connections and potentially years to campaign, she likely has a strong chance of overturning Labour’s narrow majority.
Two more associations in target seats, both won from Labour in 2010 only to be lost again last year, have chosen their would-be MPs.
He won out over Cllr Helen Harrison and Clarence Mitchell. The Labour majority is 607, and the possibility of a by-election looms.