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A councillor from Somerset has been chosen to be the Conservative candidate in Yeovil at the next General Election.
Marcus Fysh was selected in a so-called 'open primary' at which ALL voters were invited to attend, not just party members.
It's one of only a handful of times that an open primary has been used to select a candidate.
Our political correspondent Bob Constantine explains:
Marcus Fysh will stand as the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Yeovil at the next General Election.
The seat is currently held by Liberal Democrat Minister David Laws.
The Conservative candidate to contest Yeovil at the next general election has been chosen at a meeting in the town tonight.
The so-called 'open primary', in which around 200 voters attended, selected local councillor Marcus Fysh to challenge Liberal Democrat MP David Laws.
Mr Laws has a majority of more than 13,000.