CCHQ Opens Candidate Selections in 19 Constituencies mdi-fullscreen

CCHQ is stepping up its election readiness, as Conservative candidate selections opened up in 19 constituencies yesterday. Writing in Conservative Home, Greg Hands expressed his intent to ensure candidates are in place “as early as possible”. He added that CCHQ has conducted a “root and branch review” of selection processes, including digitalisation and “enhanced due diligence checks”. CCHQ can rest easy knowing Guido will be on hand to verify these checks…

Greg then confirmed that selections had began in a first batch of seats, “with all regions represented”, and that local party associations would be able to “follow the selection process in full”. The first 19 seats open to selection are:

  • Bicester and Woodstock
  • Calder Valley
  • Camborne and Redruth
  • Canterbury
  • Coventry South
  • Earley and Woodley
  • Eltham and Chislehurst
  • Hazel Grove
  • Hove and Portslade
  • Isle of Wight East
  • Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
  • Milton Keynes South
  • Norwich North
  • Selby
  • South Cambridgeshire
  • South West Devon
  • Tamworth
  • West Bromwich
  • West Lancashire

Amongst those listed are some new seats, some held by the opposition, and others vacated by standing down MPs – including George Eustice, Nigel Adams and Chloe Smith. Guido also notes that Chris Pincher’s Tamworth is probably due a new candidate…

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