She may have won but it’s Hi De Hi and good bye Heidi as the Conservatives decide they all (well most) now Love Lucy

00:26 11 January 2014

St Albans district councillor Heidi Allen hopes to become South East Cambridgeshire’s next MP

St Albans district councillor Heidi Allen hopes to become South East Cambridgeshire’s next MP


Tory PR specialist and well known blogger Elle Seymour revealed that Lucy Frazer won backing from the SE Cambs Association by a clear majority despite acknowledging she had lost the open primary last month.

Tory hopeful: Lucy FrazerTory hopeful: Lucy Frazer

Ms Seymour, a former press officer to Euro MP Robert Sturdy, revealed that Mrs Frazer won last night by 61 votes to 35.

But Ms Seymour confirmed that reports press confirming the ballot mix were true.

She wrote that the result announcing Mrs Frazer was incorrect and that it was clear from the opening primary Heidi Allen “should have won. This appears to have been the case.”

Ms Seymour said of last night’s meeting: “Feelings were intense on both sides this evening, some speaking passionately about the importance of showing integrity, saying they should re-run the selection process or open primary again.

“One man even offered to foot the bill for this – others declared that Lucy, one of the youngest women QCs in the country, was too outstanding a candidate to lose and that she should have their support.”

She said members were asked to support a motion reaffirming her as their candidate and this was won by a decisive 61 in favour and 35 against.

“Lucy was present throughout the meeting and described how she had begun working in the constituency since being selected their parliamentary candidate,” said Ms Seymour.

Alan Mabbutt, the Conservative Party National Nomination Officer who attended the meeting, admitted it was the first time he had come across a case like this since working with the party from the 1970s.


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