TB's Tab eyes and ears has whispered about some serious grumbling going on around the selection process of candidates for the
upcoming Open Primaryset to be held on the 12th for Cambridge City Conservatives. Interestingly the Local Chairman Dr Sarah El-Neil decided at the last minute to throw her hat in the ring having allegedly been involved in the
less than subtleousting of the previous candidate
Given the track record of GPs in open primaries it is is certainly intriguing that Dr El-Neil took her Parliamentary Assessment Board just 48 hours before the deadline to be a candidate passed. Obviously strings had to be pulled in CCHQ to make this happen.
Given the track record of local GPs in open primaries it is certainly intriguing that Dr El-Neil is the only truly local based candidate and clearly the odds on favourite to win. More intriguingly is the role of her ally and close friend - the Deputy Chairman of the Association - who oversaw the selection process. Over sixty people applied for the seat, many of them very talented local residents who did not get a look in. Why not? Why when they were clearly there weren't more local candidates included in the final list?
The primary is in less than a week and there are large elements of the association in disarray and up in arms about what is happening. TB isn't surprised that the suggestion of a "stitch up" is being banded around in more than a whisper.
One to keep an eye on. From the bookies.