St Albans MP Anne Main beats off deselection bid

PUBLISHED: 09:30 14 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 06 May 2010

ANNE Main has won a massive victory to secure her position as the Conservatives preferred candidate for St Albans MP at the next general election. Two party officials had launched a deselection bid which could have ended her tenure as MP tonight, but par

ANNE Main has won a massive victory to secure her position as the Conservatives' preferred candidate for St Albans MP at the next general election.

Two party officials had launched a deselection bid which could have ended her tenure as MP tonight, but party members voted by 100 votes to secure her position, with 140 to 20 in favour of Mrs Main.

The row had centred around Mrs Main's alleged abuse of Commons allowances. She was accused of allowing her daughter to live rent-free in her St Albans flat despite claiming a ten percent discount on her council tax for the property. The discount is only available for homes in which nobody lives full-time.

The meeting took place at the constituency branch at the All Saints Pastoral Centre, Shenley Lane, London Colney, and was called by local association chairman Seema Kennedy and her deputy Matt Peck.

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