A HILLINGDON councillor has lost his battle to be selected as the next prospective MP for Brighton Pavilion.

Voters were allowed to select their Tory candidate in the close-run constituency, in a bid to boost interest in politics ahead of next year's General Election.

Councillor Scott Seaman-Digby, who represents Northwood, and is a cabinet member of Hillingdon Council was believed to be one of the front runners for the seat.

He has been campaigning for the last three weeks to be selected as the MP for Brighton, but last night's vote-off, saw him eliminated in the second round of voting.

Seaman-Digby was believed to be one of the front runners of the six eligible candidates ahead of last night's vote.

Charlotte Vere, of south-west London, was selected as the chosen candidate.

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