Meanwhile, Leadsom makes huge gains following her rebuke to the Speaker over alleged sexist remarks.
If May’s deal goes down, three words from John Kerr last year will highlight a choice for this new one.
The wreath farce saw off strong competition from David Lammy, Barry Gardiner, and others.
Combining humour, personality, and robust combativeness has proved a winning formula for the Deputy Chairman.
There are three contenders in double figures, one well ahead of the other two – and a very long tail of names in single figures,
His campaigning on behalf of ex-servicemen helped him see off Graham Brady, Tracey Crouch and Dominic Grieve.
The Attorney General saw off strong competition from Michael Gove and Sajid Javid, with Liz Truss missing out on a podium spot.
That’s the only sensible way of reading a firming-up of support for the option among our Members’ Panel.
Keir Starmer takes a distant second, with Anna Soubry and Tony Blair failing to make much of an impact.
Half of all respondents nominated the ERG Chairman, with another quarter voting for Dominic Raab.
Our survey. Three in five Party members expect a Conservative-led Government after the next election.
The story of the year is of an expectation rise through the first half of the year…until the Chequers summit in July.
Brexiteers take the podium spots, but Tracey Crouch wins an honourable mention for her stand on fixed-odds betting terminals.
For all the hype about supposed cross-party momentum behind the idea, our survey found near-identical levels of support and opposition as a month ago.
Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Attorney General, rousing himself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking his invincible locks.
Our survey. Precious little sign that the Prime Minister’s campaign to win Tories over to her deal is working
Downing Street appealed to begrudging practicality – but the number of members who dislike the deal but are willing to settle for it is essentially static.