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Opportunity knocks too late for Fernando

One of the ironies about Chamali Fernando trying, and failing, to become Tory candidate for Cambridge is that had she stayed with the Lib Dems she would have been ideally positioned to win the nomination for this Lib Dem-held seat.

By Lester Holloway

That is the view of a senior Lib Dem official expressed to me recently in the aftermath of Fernando’s unsuccessful bid to contest a seat for the Tories which almost certain to stay in Lib Dem hands at the next election.

Fernando, with her Cambridge connections, would have been a strong tip to replace retiring Lib Dem MP David Howarth. But her defection to the Tories has meant she might have missed a golden opportunity.

With Conservatives actively approaching black and Asian Lib Dems, and even Labour members, in an attempt to entice them into David Cameron’s party, Cambridge is a timely reminder that sticking with your party is sometimes the best policy, because you never know when opportunity will knock.

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