“After much deliberation, I have removed myself from the ‘List’ will will not be standing as a candidate in 2015. I believe that Conservative HQ has badly mis-managed the selection process and I understand that Southport will not have a candidate in place until at least October.
Whilst this may be fine for a safe seat, the very short ‘run up’ period of 7 months is wholly inadequate to be able to run a meaningful campaign. It’s a shame – Southport was a winnable seat and I cannot understand HQ’s rationale in delaying selection when at least one suitable and willing candidate was waiting in the wings and raring to go.”
Could he be heading back to UKIP?
Pictured above is Brian Duckett (left)
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