Four contenders for Conservative Party open primary revealed

Open primary
Open primary

The four contenders who will bid to become the Conservative Party General Election candidate for Boston and Skegness have now been revealed.

Matt Warman, Tim Clark, Paul Bristow and Karen Buckley will go forward to an open primary event at the Peter Paine Sports Centre in Boston on Saturday.

Matt is the head of technology at the Daily Telegraph and has family ties to the area through his wife Rachel.

Tim is currently head of an academy in London having previously been in charge at Spalding High School and is originally from Brant Broughton.

Whittlesey-born Paul Bristow runs a small business and also has experience of working for an MP and as a councillor.

Karen is currently a cabinet member of Fylde Borough Council near Blackpool and is a family lawyer.

All four candidates face an interview and Q&A on Saturday. Members of the public can apply to attend the event and will vote on the day to crown the winner.

The event is open to all voters in Boston and Skegness, regardless of political persuasion, but you must register in advance by Wednesday.

To sign up call 01205 351804, visit, email or write to Boston and Skegness Conservatives, 16 Main Ridge West, Boston, PE21 6QQ.

*For full profiles on all four contenders see this week’s Boston Standard.