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Tories select raft of women – in no-hope seats

It has been bought to my attention that amongst the Conservative Party candidates selected this week, women outnumbered men two to one.

Tory HQ are clearly very proud that Mims Davies will fight Eastleigh; that Michelle Willis will take on Ynys Mon; and that Charlotte Haitham-Taylor and Laetitia Glossop battling on in North West and North Durham respectively.

Mr S is no party-pooper; but he can’t help but point out that none of these seats are what might be described as ‘winnable’ for the Tories next spring.

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