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Chairman's u-turn over Truss

PUBLISHED: 20:38 10 November 2009 | UPDATED: 21:46 07 July 2010

Elizabeth Truss

Elizabeth Truss

The chairman of the South West Norfolk Conservative Association has given his backing to a candidate embroiled in controversy following her affair with a Tory MP.

The chairman of the South West Norfolk Conservative Association has given his backing to a candidate embroiled in controversy following her affair with a Tory MP.

David Hills, chairman of the South West Norfolk Conservative Association, broke his silence about Elizabeth Truss, who has been at the centre of a row since details of her affair with MP Mark Field emerged.

Mr Hills recently returned to Norfolk after a three-week holiday to find the association mired in an internal argument about whether Miss Truss should stand as the next general election candidate.

In a statement he said he would continue to support her as the candidate, but the special general meeting to vote on Miss Truss' candidacy will still take place next Monday.

See tomorrow's EDP for the full story.


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