Cllr Jeremy Lefroy, the only one of the shortlist of three not on the A-list, was selected at
a meeting of local Conservatives an open primary tonight. Cllr Andrew Stephenson was the runner up, followed by Maggie Punyer.
Jeremy was the candidate in 2005 for nearby Newcastle-under-Lyme. He is Treasurer of Newcastle under Lyme's Conservative Association and a co-founder of Equity for Africa.
Stafford MP David Kidney (Lab) has a majority of two thousand.