This was an interesting piece about how the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow was chosen. Public Interest.co.uk said: "Open primaries are ridiculous. I'm not saying it was a stitch-up. The same rules applied to all candidates, and most of the losers didn't appear to have brought anyone along. Khan just rounded up a few of his mates, and the gig was his. Fair dos, really. But why would the Tory party want to have their candidate elected by a non-member? IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
2. Localism is key. All candidates are never happier than ambling down Columbia Road with a bunch of begonias bought for a fiver. It's a mere quirk of fate that has prevented them from actually buying a property here.