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US style primary vote in Totnes

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Voting is closing in the Conservative parliamentary candidate elections for Totnes in Devon. The vote is a party election first, as the Conservative party is offering all sixty thousand voters in the constituency a say on who should be their candidate. The election was called after Anthony Sheen resigned following the expenses scandal. Political correspondent Norman Smith reports on the success of the US-style primary.

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