Both Julie Marson in Hertford and Sortford and Jonathan Djanogly in Huntingdon failed to be automatically re-adopted by their association’s selection panels in recent votes. Both exercised their right to take their case to their wider local membership – with two different outcomes.
In Hertford and Sortford, Marson was readopted. ConservativeHome has learnt there were 346 possible voters, but only 54 per cent of members chose to exercise their rights. The outcome was 117 votes for Marson, and 71 against. Of those votes, 179 voted online, and 9 on paper. The online votes split between 108 for and 71 against, whereas all 9 paper ballots were for Marson.
In Huntingdon, Djanogly announced his decision to step down yesterday from the constituency he has represented for 22 years. ConservativeHome has learnt that he lost the vote of his local members by 106 votes to 127.
Djanogly told ConservativeHome: “It has been a great privilege to serve the residents of the Huntingdon Constituency as their Member of Parliament over the last twenty-two years and, together, we have achieved a significant amount. I am grateful to the tens of thousands of voters who have consistently put their faith in me at the ballot box. Of course, until the next election, I will continue to represent Huntingdon proudly as I have done to the best of my ability for the past two decades.”
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