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Congratulations are in order for Rishi Sunak, who we hear has been selected this afternoon to succeed William Hague as the Conservative candidate for Richmond (Yorks). He defeated council group leader Robert Light, former chairman of the local party Wendy Morton and ex-soldier Chris Brannigan.
Reporting on the selection previously, Mark Wallace described Mr Sunak thus:
“A businessman who co-founded a large multinational investment firm and now invests in small and fast growing British businesses, Sunak is also a Governor of the East London Science School and runs Policy Exchange’s BME Research Unit. He went to Oxford and did an MBA at Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He recently came second in the Hertsmere selection.”