BRACKNELL was centre stage on the News at Ten last night (June 11) as the BBC’s cameras ventured down to South Hill Park.

With the Tory leadership race hotting up the programme’s crew met with members of the Bracknell Conservative Association to discuss who they wanted to be the next PM.

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The ultimate decision will come down to the 160,000 members of the Conservative Party after the ten candidates running for the position are whittled down to just two.

It has been suggested in recent months a number of former UKIP members have joined Conservative associations across the country in order to have a say in the leadership contest.

But Bracknell Conservative Association chairman Gerry Barber told BBC News: “We have had an increase in membership. Are they right wingers? No.

“A lot of the members we see, certainly coming in to the Bracknell association were previously members and have come back again, or they’re lifelong Conservative voters who are saying: ‘I want to have a say, I want to get involved.’”

Members will vote on their preferred choice for the next Prime Minister after a series of hustings between the final two candidates starting the week of 22 June.

The new PM is expected to be announced on Monday, July 22.