At this stage of the last Parliament, the mother of all run-ins took place between David Cameron, who sought to merge the 1922 Committee with his front bench, and the Conservative Parliamentary Party, which resisted the move.  The driving reason behind it was to thwart the election of Graham Brady as Chairman of the ’22 Executive.

Five years on, Brady is back in post unopposed.  This arguably represents an outbreak of sweetness and light all round, and is certainly a change for the better – part of the drive for Party unity from Number Ten that marked the reshuffle.  Elections for some (or even all) of the other posts on the committee will apparently follow next week.