More than 100 people have put their names forward to be the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Windsor at the next general election.

Windsor Conservative Association chairman Lars Swann revealed that 105 applications have been received to be the constituency’s Tory candidate.

The successful candidate will be in the running to succeed Adam Afriyie as MP for Windsor, who announced last year he will not be seeking re-election.

Mr Swann said: “I am pleased with the responses and at how many people have applied. From these 105 applicants, we should get the right candidate for Windsor.

“We would like to thank Adam for his service over the last 20 years as our Member of Parliament. He has given Windsor good service, but he has chosen to move on.”

A selection process will be carried out throughout August, with the successful candidate expected to be revealed in early September.

Windsor has long been seen as a safe Conservative seat. The town has been represented by Tory MPs for more than 100 years.

In the 2019 general election, Adam Afriyie held the seat with 58.6 per cent of the vote and a more than 20,000 vote majority over second-placed Liberal Democrat Julian Tisi.

However, the seat is expected to be a key target for the Liberal Democrats following their sweeping local election victory in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Mr Afriyie has represented the constituency in parliament since the 2005 general election. The 57-year-old was chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology between 2010 and 2017.

The next general election is due to be held by January 2025, although it is widely expected to called in 2024.