News Story

NEWS STORY : Tory Chairman Refuses to Answer Question on his Selection as Basildon and Billericay Candidate


Richard Holden, the Chair of the Conservative Party, has refused to answer questions from Sky News’s Jon Craig as to the process of how he was selected as the party’s candidate in Basildon and Billericay. Holden was previously the MP for North West Durham in a constituency that was abolished following boundary changes, but he had pledged his loyalty to the north west. Holden refused to deny whether he was imposed upon the constituency, stating that he had already answered the question in another interview. A Labour spokesperson said about Holden’s interaction that:

“The Conservatives have spent another day in total chaos, running and ducking from scrutiny. They know their desperate, scattergun plans don’t stack up and think they can take the public for fools”.