On Sunday the Cambridge Conservative Executive Committee spent all day interviewing the “long list” of candidates
Each candidate was asked four set questions and then faced probing questions from the floor. Each Executive Committee member scored each candidate on a range of attributes and then all the results were collated.
It was a long day. Chairing a succession of repeat interviews is always tiring particularly when you are aiming for a fair and consistent process for all candidates.
All the candidates performed well. It was great to see such a wide range of experience, skills and qualities. All the candidates will make superb MPs.
We believe we have put forward a small number with star quality to our short list. Next Friday our full association will get to choose our PPC from the short list.
I wish the candidates all the very best.