The race to become the Conservative prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Wealden at the next general election is down to the last four.
Any voter who is registered on the Wealden Parliamentary Electoral Roll can take part in the final stage of the selection process at an open “hustings” meeting on December 5 at he East Sussex National Golf Club Hotel, just off the A22, near Uckfield. Those wishing to attend must pre-register (details below).
The four candidates are Edward Argar, Tony Caldeira, Helen Whately and Nusrat (Nus) Ghani .
Wealden Conservative Association is seeking a candidate to stand at the next General Election following the decision of Charles Hendry to not seek re-election. Story here
In a statement, Huw Merriman, Wealden Conservative Association chairman, said: “I believe that the voters of Wealden who come on the 5th will be genuinely surprised and pleased by the choice before them.
“The process has produced four candidates who could not be more different.
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“We have enjoyed meeting those who applied and we had no fixed template in mind. The candidates have all made great efforts already to talk to voters and discover the burning issues.”
Read here about the decision to hold an American-style “open primary” to select the candidate.
Below are are the candidates with links to their statements on the Wealden Conservative Association’s website
Edward Argar has worked as a special adviser in Westminster and has extensive business experience. Read more about him here.
Tony Caldeira has founded his own business which now employs 200 people worldwide. Read more about him here.
Helen Whately is passionate about healthcare and works for McKinsey. Read more about her here.
Nus Ghani has worked in the City, for health charities and BBC World Service. Read more about her here.
To attend the “primary” and vote for a candidate you will, as well as being on the Wealden Electoral Roll, have to register.
Details on the Wealden Conservative Association website here