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Malton MP Anne McIntosh Calls For All Voters To Decide Her Future

Anne McIntosh Judy Bell James Goodhart 110213

6:15pm 4th February 2014
(Updated 6:40am 5th February 2014)

Malton MP Anne McIntosh wants all people living in her Thirsk & Malton seat to decide her future.

She was told by Conservative party members on Friday that they do not want her to be their candidate at next year's general election,

The MP has said she will stand as an independent candidate at the next election, saying it was for all voters to decide her future.

But in an interview with the BBC's Daily Politics yesterday Anne McIntosh called for an "open primary" to choose the Conservative candidate in Thirsk & Malton, where all voters in the constituency would decide who would stand for the party. She added that she believed she was also entitled to stand as a candidate in that election.Anne McIntosh told the BBC "The important thing to hold sight of is, it's not for the association to dictate who the Member of Parliament should meet. It is for the Member of the Parliament to be elected without fear or favour and to be the servant of the consitituency and association."




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