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Conservatives or Bust Malton MP Anne McIntosh Tells Minster FM

Anne McIntosh Judy Bell James Goodhart 110213

6:42am 21st February 2014
(Updated 10:37am 21st February 2014)

Malton MP Anne McIntosh has told Minster FM she will not stand as an Independent candidate in next year's general election.

But that is only if everyone living her Thirsk & Malton constituency gets a say on her future.

The MP wants the Conservative Party to hold an "open primary" to choose its candidate for the seat. It means all people, whether they voted Conservative or not can choose the party's candidate.

Last month, Conservative party members in Thirsk & Malton voted not to automatically re-adopt Anne McIntosh as their candidate, meaning she now has to compete against other people to continue as the Conservative candidate.

The Conservative Party in London is carrying out an investigation into that vote, which Anne McIntosh has described as a "flawed" process. It has also said that a decision on whether to hold an "open primary" is a matter for the Thirsk & Malton Conservative Association but Anne McIntosh says it's "not clear" that this is the case.

You can watch Minster FM's interview with Anne McIntosh below:

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