Taking a US approach to elections

DELEGATES from Littleport will be among those choosing a successor to Conservative MP Malcolm Moss in an American-style open primary . 15 delegates from around North East Cambridgeshire will grill 20 of Mr Moss prospective replacements in December. App

DELEGATES from Littleport will be among those choosing a successor to Conservative MP Malcolm Moss in an American-style 'open primary'.

15 delegates from around North East Cambridgeshire will grill 20 of Mr Moss' prospective replacements in December.

Applicants from the Conservative party's A-list are invited to apply, but outstanding local candidates will also be considered, provided they register, said Conservative party association chairman Robert Sears.

Each candidate will make a public speech.

Mr Moss, who is MP for North East Cambridgeshire, announced he would step down last month. Selection will be made on January 19.