Sir Alan Haselhurst re-adopted as Tory candidate

Sir Alan Haselhurst has been re-adopted as the Tory candidate for Saffron Walden. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The region's longest serving MP will stand in the next General Election.

The executive committee of the Saffron Walden Conservative Association in Essex has tonight voted to re-adopt 76-year-old Sir Alan Haselhurst as the Tory candidate next year.

Sir Alan had previously hit out at claims he was too old to be an MP.