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Walker's son becomes Tory hopeful
Lord Walker - father of Robin Walker
Lord Walker said he was "pleased as punch" at the news
The son of a former Conservative cabinet minister has been selected as a prospective parliamentary candidate in his father's old constituency.

Robin Walker, 28, the son of Lord (Peter) Walker, has been chosen as the Tory candidate for Worcester.

Lord Walker, who served in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet, was MP for the city from 1961 until 1992.

The crucial seat is currently held by Labour's Michael Foster, who had a 3,400 majority at the last election.

Mr Walker, who works in the City, is Lord Walker's youngest son.

Lord Walker, a former environment and Welsh secretary, said he was "pleased as punch" at the news.

Mr Foster admitted that he would have a tough fight on his hands at the next election.

"Robin Walker is a Tory toff. But it is seats like Worcester which will determine the complexion of the next government," he said.

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