Following Paul Offer's resignation as candidate for Chester the local newspaper, the Chester Chronicle, is linking Adam Rickitt (website here) to this highly marginal Conservative seat. As a Cheshire local, friends of Adam Rickitt are reportedly saying that "he would love to have a stab at being selected by Chester Conservative Association." Mr Rickitt told the Chronicle: "I cannot comment on an association matter at this time, but I know the Conservative Party in Chester is making great leaps forward." The selection is unlikely to begin until after May's local elections.
The Chronicle also mentions former Lord Mayor Mike Jones, County Cllr Eveleigh Moore-Dutton and City Cllr Caroline Mosley as possible candidates.