EXCLUSIVE: Second Candidate Throws Hat into the Ring in Tory Youth Eastern Leadership Race.

TBG can exclusively reveal a second candidate has sent application papers to CCHQ in the race to become the next Leader of the Conservative Future (CF) Eastern Regional Chairman, an area of the country that is now being targeted by a strong UKIP surge.

Both National Tory Youth Chairman Oliver Cooper and recent electoral rival & former Tory Youth Regional College Chairman Matt Robinson announced the election yesterday on social media.

Essex CF Chairman, Braintree councillor and former CF National Executive contender Stephen Canning is also hotly tipped to be in the running as revealed yesterday on tbg.

The second candidate is thought to be awaiting a conformation email from HQ before publicly announcing the candidacy.