By Claire West
David Cameron has announced that he will reopen the Conservative parliamentary candidates list.
In an interview on the Andrew Marr show, he said he wanted to “open up the talent that is available in Parliament”.
And he urged people to apply for our candidates list even if they have never been involved in politics before:
“If you believe in public service, if you want to help us clean up politics, if you share our values come and be a Conservative candidate.”
Cameron said he wanted to see more “open primaries” where everyone in a constituency can vote for the next Conservative candidate:
“We have had open primaries for many of our candidates for the forthcoming elections and they have been really successful. Opening up the hall and saying to anyone in the constituency — whichever party they belong to — come along and vote for the next Conservative candidate has worked fantastically well.”