They include a former local association chairman, two advisers to Theresa May and a judge.
Any Tory MP calculating whether or not to defect may now hang on to sniff the wind from Rochester – a harder by-election for UKIP to win than Clacton.
Five Conservative MPs reportedly voted against.
Chris Skidmore becomes Deputy Chair.
Syed Kamall MEP: Next week’s Commissioner hearings show how the ECR group has given us more leverage
In his monthly column, the leader of Britain’s Conservative MEPs explains how Vicky Ford and Kay Swinburne will play a crucial role.
Recent ConservativeHome authors James Wharton and Guto Bebb are present. Both expressed concern about the consequences for their areas of the offer to Scotland.
The defeated nationalist is standing down as First Minister and as leader of the SNP – but not before firing a parting shot at Cameron.
She has grown in stature, confidence and authority during the campaign – and should be widely deployed next May.
All four finalists are female, two are councillors, and three appeared in the race for South East Cambridgeshire.
Their reaction suggests that Cameron’s vow of more powers to Scotland is unacceptable to the Parliamentary Party as it stands.
He has long been one of the main voices in the Commons for a fairer deal for England. Now he is being heard more widely.
At long last, the Mayor’s plans for 2015 are settled.
The Frinton councillor defeated Cllr Sue Lissimore in a ballot of 240 constituents.
Two councillors with local links, two free school founders – but no sign of James Cracknell.
Two councillors – one a former sitcom star – will fight it out in a public meeting tomorrow.