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Tories meet to pick a rival for Yeovil MP David Laws

The Tories hope to come up with a rival candidate to contest David Laws' Yeovil seat Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Conservative candidate to contest Yeovil at the next general election will be chosen at a meeting in the town tonight. A so-called 'open primary', which all voters can attend, will select the person to challenge Lib Dem MP David Laws, who has a majority of more than 13,000.


Exclusive video of infamous Treasury memo

One of the famous handover notes in political history - bearing the phrase "I'm afraid there is no money" - which was given to Yeovil MP David Laws at the start of the new Coalition Government will be shown for the first time on ITV News West Country tonight.

That note has never before been seen in public but today Mr Laws, the former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, showed it exclusively to our political correspondent Bob Constantine.

For the whole story tune in at 6pm tonight on ITV.

Yeovil MP reacts to Chief Constable standing down

I am very sad to hear that Colin Port is standing down as Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Constabulary. Colin has been an outstanding Chief Constable over the last seven years and we will not find it easy to replace him with a person of such professionalism, integrity and quality of performance.

The new Police and Crime Commissioners will need to work hard to make sure they retain senior officers of high quality so that we don’t lose some of the top performers within our police service.

– David Laws MP, Yeovil

David Laws MP tipped to return to cabinet

Liberal Democrat MP David Laws Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Yeovil MP David Laws is expected to find out today if he'll return to the cabinet.

The Liberal Democrat was forced to resign over expenses having serving just two weeks in the new coalition government. He's expected to return to a senior position when the Prime Minister announces his reshuffle later.