Robert Semple - President of the national convention


Open Primaries for local selections?



The Conservative Party is the only national party to hold Open Primaries for parliamentary selections (whereby any registered elector can take part in the selection of their Conservative candidate). I have always been a fan of Open Primaries as an effective way of getting the local community involved in such an important decision for our local associations. I have had extremely positive feedback about my idea of us looking at giving associations the opportunity to use them for Ward selections as well. A really positive step forward and one I will be trying to bring about.