Will the well-fancied female appear?

PUBLISHED: 10:53 05 October 2007 | UPDATED: 23:04 28 May 2010

MAYBE, just maybe, the well fancied female candidate for nomination as the successor to Malcolm Moss may not appear after all. For I learn that Vicky Ford, the 40 year-old councillor from South Cambs, has made the short list for possible selection tonight

MAYBE, just maybe, the well fancied female candidate for nomination as the successor to Malcolm Moss may not appear after all.

For I learn that Vicky Ford, the 40 year-old councillor from South Cambs, has made the short list for possible selection tonight (Fri) in Grantham and Stamford.

Local Tories will decide between Vicky and three male candidates who they want to replace Quentin Davies, who defected to Labour earlier this year.

And just in case she doesn't win, Vicky will be well positioned for the up and coming Fenland poll, having gone through tonight's selection with a primary style debate similar to that being considered for NE Cambs.

Vicky Ford worked in banking for 14 years and was managing director of a major bank before stepping back from business to get involved in politics.

"Stamford and Grantham people have spoken to me about traffic and anti-social behaviour. My experience will help solve these problems," she has told her prospective electorate.

Cometh the hour, cometh the woman?

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