Dr David Bull, the former doctor and TV presenter, has today stood down as PPC for Brighton Pavilion in order to head up a Conservative policy review on sexual health with Anne Milton, the shadow health minister.
Carol Ramsden, chairman of the Brighton Pavilion Conservative Association, added:
Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley welcomed his appointment to the policy review, saying:
A new candidate will therefore be sought for Brighton Pavilion, who will need a swing of 6.6% to overturn a notional Labour majority of 5,867 from second place. Labour MP David Lepper is retiring, but it is an unusual seat in that the Greens are in a strong third place, with the party's leader, MEP Caroline Lucas, intending to stand there at the general election.