David Cameron’s Conservatives have launched a new campaign to find their Mayoral candidate for the 2008 GLA elections.
Every voter in London will get the chance to select the Party’s candidate irrespective of whether they are a party member of not. In a bid to make the selection more open any Conservative member who is eligible to stand for Mayor can apply to become the Party’s candidate.
Headhunters will be used to encourage potential candidates to apply and the party will then hold a series of public meetings across the capital so that Londoners can quiz potential candidates. All Londoners will be able to vote by text or phone on who should win the nomination.
Announcing the new selection system Mr Cameron said “It’s the first time in British politics that such an important post has been chosen like this”
“Too many people are fed up and disillusioned with politics. I hope that doing things differently will fire the public’s imagination, and get them talking and thinking about politics again.”
Appealing to Londoners to come forward Mr Cameron added “Somewhere in London, there’s a Mayor in the making. If it’s you, please consider applying today.”
More Information: Conservatives.com