Cllr Duncan Goodfellow complains Lord Hunt’s message to the association “could be seen as seeking to fetter the independent and impartial decision of members”.
Plus two selection contests in Meon Valley, and Runnymede and Weybridge.
There are at least 14 contests taking place over the weekend in Conservative-held seats.
Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
Army officers, political advisers, businesspeople, a London Assembly Member and – unusually – a sitting MP are among the latest crop of finalists.
Of the nine Conservative-held seats selecting tonight, we have now revealed six shortlists.
Two former MPs are among the candidates pursuing these three Conservative-held seats.
Nick Timothy was unsuccessful in his bid to succeed Caroline Spelman.
The Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, has today resigned after claims he knew about his former aide’s alleged role in “sabotaging” a rape trial.
Our region-by-region survey of possible key seats continues with a look at what is shaping up to be one of the key head-to-head confrontations between the Tories and Labour.
Three candidates lose out as the Party fights back in the tug of war between the centre and local associations.
“I cannot embark on a course of action that would represent a direct challenge in a general election to the party I have supported all my adult life.”
We reproduce a Twitter thread from the man who helped to advise Ruth Davidson on how to win in Scotland.
But Laing’s 127 votes have to divide roughly five to one if he is to beat Hoyle – who therefore remains favourite.
Laing has 122 votes, Bryant 120. Unless the candidates who withdraw transfer disproportionately to one of them, Hoyle seems to be home and dry.