Yeovil 'open primary'

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.

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Full report on the Yeovil 'open primary'

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: