Saffron Walden MP to find out future tonight

Sir Alan Haselhurst

The Saffron Walden MP Sir Alan Haselhurst will find out this evening if his local conservative party wants him to be their candidate at the next General Election.

There have been reports that some in the constituency think Sir Alan, who is 76 , should retire to make way for a younger candidate. Tonight the executive council of the local conservative association will vote on the matter.