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Meeting to help select MP Peter Luff's replacement
3:10pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
AN American-style ‘open primary’ to help select Mid-Worcestershire’s next MP will take place next month.
A public open primary meeting, similar to that in which the Presidential candidates are selected in the United States, will be held two years ahead of the general election after MP Peter Luff announced he will be stepping down.
Anyone aged 18 or over, who lives in the constituency and is on the electoral roll can apply, even if they are not currently members of the party.
The meeting will take place at Pershore High School, Station Road, Pershore, on Friday, November 22 at 6pm.
The selection process for a successor to Mr Luff was agreed by the constituency association on Thursday, October 10.
At the 2010 general election, the Conservatives used an open primary process to select a candidate for Totnes in Devon. That candidate was Sarah Woolaston, who became MP.
The idea of using primaries has been advocated by the coalition as a way of involving and engaging ordinary people in politics.
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