Louise Mensch, Conservative MP for Corby & East Northamptonshire, who writes her best-selling novels under her maiden name Louise Bagshawe, was guest speaker at a literary lunch held by Solihull Borough Conservatives last week.
Knowle Councillor Diana Holl-Allen, vice chair of the Police Authority, is the fourth to throw her hat into the ring to become Conservative candidate for the role, with the power to set policing and crime priorities, allocate budgets and hire and fire the Chief Constable.
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