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Geoff Davis Won’t Be Seeking Tory Nomination for County Council Seat

Published on: 8 Oct, 2020
Updated on: 10 Oct, 2020

Cllr Mark Brett-Warburton and Geoff Davis.

Geoff Davis, a former Conservative borough councillor for Holy Trinity, will not be standing for selection as the Conservative candidate for Guildford South-East against the incumbent Mark Brett-Warburton.

This is according to corroborated reports from reliable sources. Mr Davis has not responded to our invitation to comment.

The Conservative party agent, in an email to members of the local party branch, said: “I am writing to let you know that Geoff Davis has decided to withdraw his application, therefore the meeting this evening (Monday, October 5) is cancelled.

“Under the new rules issued by CCHQ, where there is one applicant for a seat, the selection is confirmed by the Executive Council, therefore I don’t anticipate there will be a need to hold a selection meeting for this seat.”

It is understood that about 50 members were expected at the selection meeting. This would have been an unusually high number. According to several reports from within the Conservative party, there are often not enough members present for the selection meetings to be quorate.

Cllr Mark Brett-Warburton was invited to comment.

The election result for Guildford South East at the 2017 election.

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