Laing has 122 votes, Bryant 120. Unless the candidates who withdraw transfer disproportionately to one of them, Hoyle seems to be home and dry.
He won 211 votes. Laing gained 113 and Bryant 98. Hillier and Leigh are eliminated.
The Secretary General of Muslims for Britain; a Birmingham City Councillor; and a former Joint Chief of Staff to Theresa May will fight it out tomorrow.
The Leader of Westminster City Council won out over two of her council colleagues.
Apparently aware of the potential controversy, the Party Board has appointed Lord Hunt to supervise the ballot in East Staffordshire next week.
James to leave Parliament after finding her association don’t want her to continue as their candidate
Her letter to the Prime Minister emphasise that ‘we agreed on just about everything apart from Brexit…I trust in your One Nation outlook’.
Two very different Tory-held seats have an important choice to make.
Our survey of the electoral battlefield kicks off with the East Midlands, where Labour and the Tories go head-to-head with minimal interference from smaller parties.
Wandsworth councillor wins the nomination on the first round of voting to contest the seat presently held by Justine Greening.
If their Associations are willing – even perhaps if they are not – any of those named can now stand in the forthcoming election as Tory candidates
Exclusive: Walker resigns from the Party Board, amid rising tensions over centralised candidate selection
The Vice-Chairman of the ’22 served on the Board for nine years, and recently oversaw the leadership contest, so his departure is a surprise.
The number of finalists appears to be the result of the local association pushing back against CCHQ’s attempts to influence the selection.
The South Ribble MP’s departure is a surprise – as is the fact that a shortlist to replace her has been agreed in secret before her news was announced.
We reveal the four candidates on tonight’s shortlist – and the unusual way in which the selection has been partially centralised.
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.