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Tim Yeo: MP 'should have retired with a good send-off'

Conservative Party members in South Suffolk are being balloted over whether to deselect sitting MP Tim Yeo.

Mr Yeo, the constituency's MP for 30 years, has challenged the local Conservative Association's executive committee voted to "not re-adopt" him as its candidate for the next general election in 2015.

Andrew Sinclair, BBC East's political correspondent, said the move to drop him was due to "frustration" among some senior local party figures who felt he was not devoting enough time to his constituency.

Conservative Central Office is overseeing the ballot. The result is expected on 3 February.

  • 20 Jan 2014
  • From the section Suffolk
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