Braverman wins selection vote for new Parliament seat. Is it a mistake?

Suella Braverman: was her selection to stand for the Tories in the new Fareham and Waterlooville constituency a wise choice?

Was it always going to be a shoo-in?

With her current constituency due to be dissolved at the next general election, Suella Braverman has won the Conservative Party’s selection vote to be its candidate in the new constituency.

Some may argue that this is because, as Home Secretary, she is far more recognisable to the public than the other contender whose seat is also disappearing, Flick Drummond.

Braverman’s Fareham seat will go, as will Drummond’s for Meon Valley, to be replaced by one for Fareham and Waterlooville.

But here’s the big question: Braverman has blotted her copy book badly with behaviour that many would consider to be racist – towards asylum-seekers who have cross the English Channel in small boats seeking a better life in the UK, and towards people of foreign descent who she has accused of responsibility for child sex offences – so is she really a good choice?

Drummond may still seek selection in other constituencies, although she has said she won’t be going far from her Meon Valley home.

If she does win another chance to represent her party, it will be interesting to see whether either or both of them are returned to Westminster.

And if it’s one or the other… which one?

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