EXCLUSIVE: Race Hots Up For Boston & Skegness Tory Selection.

Antony Calvert, Kelly Smith and Matthew Glanville

THE RACE for selection in Boston & Skegness is heating up after TBG learned of two other names, other than Conservative Party Regional Chairman for the East Midlands Kelly Smith, who are sensationally rumoured to be fighting for the seat.

Sources from Boston & Skegness suggest Kelly Smith reckons he's a "shoe-in" for the Conservative candidacy, however Matthew Glanville is a very polished Conservative activist with a website to match and is set to run for the role also.

A third contender & big hitter may also be in the pipe line, according to Tory sources in Birmingham last week. Antony Calvert, who delivered a huge Tory campaign swing in Morley & Outwood against current Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls during the 2010 election, is rumoured to be "very interested" in the seat. Calvert is a proven campaigner with a tireless approach who seems the most likeliest to keep UKIP & their candidate, disgraced former Tory MP Neil Hamilton, at bay.

Contenders are set to be vetted next week.

A recent Ashcroft poll for the constituency put UKIP's Neil Hamilton on 46% and the Tories on 26%.