My sources in Lincolnshire report that Stephen Phillips QC was earlier this evening selected in the second ballot out of a field of six for the Conservative nomination in the seat being vacated by Douglas Hogg.
Stephen was one of the runners-up in the recent Woking selection. He read Law at Oxford and after a short stint in the Welsh Guards and attending Sandhurst, he was called to the Bar in 1993 and appointed a QC earlier this year. He is also Chairman of the Governors of the only sign-bilingual school in Britain.
Douglas Hogg will bequeath a notional majority of 12,687 over Labour.