The Daily Telegraph has a picture of Conservative Eastleigh Candidate, Maria Hutchings alongside Conservative Party Chairman, Grant Shapps, in this link, but this old New Statesman article probably provides a better insight into the character of the candidate the Tories have surprisingly selected for this contest. Maria Hutchins seems like a thoroughly decent and hard-working individual, likely to sit uncomfortably on the privilege riddled benches of Cameron's Old Etonian dominated party! Perhaps the Tories have figured her declaration that she would vote in a referendum to quit the EU will somehow nobble UKIP, but only a vote for the latter can eventually deliver such a voting opportunity!
As the by-election campaign develops she will no doubt be seeing much more of Mr Shapps and many other Cameroon-style, ambitious and power-hungry Conservatives, I wonder if the business record and style of Chairperson Shapps, as described in this Wikipedia profile, will come to prove irksome for the family-friendly and refreshingly down to earth Maria Hutchings?
Labels: Eastleigh, Maria Hutchings, Shapps