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Eastleigh Tory candidate “running scared” from hustings

Missing Tory candidateThe Conservative candidate has pulled out of the BBC Radio 5 Live hustings this morning, and is facing accusations of running scared of voters.

From The Guardian:

There is growing concern within the party that with a week to go before polling day her no-nonsense and frequently off-message approach is damaging its chances of seizing the seat from the Liberal Democrats.

Candidates from the other major parties were attending the debate – chaired by Victoria Derbyshire – on Thursday morning for 5 Live, a major set-piece of the week. But Conservative

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  • User AvatarMary Reid 26th Oct - 2:05pm
    Nick Collins - she said that on the Daily Politics this morning
  • User AvatarMary Reid 26th Oct - 1:58pm
    Simon McGrath - I think you are correct, and I had misunderstood. It seems the constituency does have to go through another selection process
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 26th Oct - 1:29pm
    Sarah Olney said that normal processes for a by-election will be followed. She did not now about other possible Liberal Democrat candidates. Martin: No. John...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 26th Oct - 1:24pm
    Martin: you assume that the by-election will only be fought on the issue of Heathrow. While Goldsmith would like it that way, it isn't going...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 26th Oct - 1:17pm
    If the Tories stick to their intent not to put up a candidate to defend the government's decision, Goldsmith's resignation to cause a by-election will...
  • User AvatarThe Professor 26th Oct - 12:39pm
    Edit: opposing Heathrow EXPANSION