The list of candidates to fight the Uxbridge and South Ruislip Conservative nomination battle has been released.
Joining the widely touted Boris Johnson and Hillingdon councillor David Simmonds, is barrister Suella Fernandes, who unsuccessfully fought the Leicester East seat in 2005.
She is co-founder and chairman of the Africa Justice Foundation, a graduate of Queen’s College, Cambridge, and chaired the university’s Conservative Association.
Simon Dudley is coming home: born in Hillingdon, he is a councillor and the cabinet member for finance of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. He is also that authority's deputy leader and a banker by profession.
Mr Dudley founded the Holyport College free school and, like Mr Johnson, opposes a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
“We would like to thank all applicants who took the time to apply and look forward to selecting our Prospective Parliamentary Candidate on Friday,” said Councillor Wayne Bridges, chairman of the Uxbridge and South Ruislip Conservative Association.
Its members will meet at Ruislip High School in Sidmouth Drive on Friday evening to make their choice.
Sixty-two people applied to replace Sir John Randall.