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 remain a Conservative.” Hammond on why he is leaving the Commons – rather than standing as an independent
“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.”
“A massive bias of understanding of the types of English seats the Tories are likely to lose.” Kanagasooriam on the coming election.
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.
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’.