Sam Gyimah has been adopted for Surrey East. He will inherit Peter Ainsworth's projected majority of 15,921.
Bullet points on Sam:
- Former – Chairman, CareerAbility Ltd; CBI Entrepreneur of the Future
- Current – Director, Workology
- Former President of the Oxford Union, Bow Group Chairman and Association Officer
- Edited From the Ashes...Anthology of Essays on the Future of the Party.
Many congratulations to a very impressive winner and commiserations to the unsuccessful candidates.
5.15pm: Iain Dale, who was an unsuccessful candidate in this selection, blogs: "Sam is a fantastic guy who will be a superb parliamentarian. I hope this puts to bed any remaining suspicion that local Conservative parties are racist. He won it on merit."