SherryAdrian Hilton is the fourth prospective Tory candidate to face ‘trial by bloggers’ this morning – visit the GoldList blog for more…  One thing that candidates won’t have to face any longer is trial by sherry.

This morning’s Times reports that Bernard Jenkin MP, who has responsibility for candidates at CCHQ, has said that the “beauty parade sherry parties for couples to show how they can work the circuit” had to go.

New selection guidelines are to be issued to Tory associations shortly but are likely to include assessment of ability to chat with voters in supermarkets or at the school gates.

It would be good to hear your own experiences of what works best in selection meetings…?