Monday, January 11, 2010

Third time lucky in Suffolk Coastal for local Tories?

And then there were two... With Sir Michael Lord and Richard Spring already having announced their retirements with less than a year to go before a General Election, and potential succession plans scuppered, I am not altogether surprised to hear that John 'Beefburger' Gummer has also decided to make way for a young, thrusting successor in Suffolk Coastal. That leaves just Tim Yeo and David Ruffley to continue into another Parliament (subject to the will of the voters, of course...), especially as both the Suffolk Labour MP's Bob Blizzard and Chris Mole, are pretty vulnerable.
For me, the interest is in whether any local Conservative can even make it onto the shortlist. Association Chairmen, District Council Group Leaders, all failures thus far, and one does wonder what it will take for someone with a genuine Suffolk connection to get selected.

Watch this space!...

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