The tendency in recent Tory selections has been to pick people with long-standing ties to the constituency over those one might consider “big names” or “SW1 insiders”.
Denying the South East what it needs to grow and prosper with the misguided intention of being ‘fair’ to the rest of the country is detrimental to all in the end.
The Justice Secretary is one of the Tory MPs whose position could be in peril if the local election patterns persist.
“This is the most important job of your political career so far – and there’s a lot riding on what you make of it. On this one you need to make a difference.”