The result was as expected, and the winner kept his comments tight and spare. But there’s a job at the Brit Awards awaiting Cheryl Gillan.
Posts Tagged: 1922 Committee
Richard Kelly: A lesson from May’s departure – and from history. So often, it’s Tory activists, not MPs, who bring down their leader.
Yesterday’s emergency National Convention meeting was a reminder of the influence and power of the grassroots.
Daniel Hannan: Better to select the Tory leader like the Dalai Lama than elect him in this preposterous way
I just can’t see how parliamentary sovereignty is compatible with a potential Prime Minister being nominated by an extra-parliamentary body.
We also have the result from yesterday evening’s ’92 Group hustings – in which Johnson scooped almost half the vote.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
Amongst the hopefuls, he fares best on account of his competence, his ability to handle Brexit, manage the economy and unite the country.
Nominations close, 17.00, Monday June 10th. First ballot on Thursday 13th June, from 10am to 12pm.
We see no reason why the bottom three, say, shouldn’t fall out each time – rather than just the one, as previously.
Owen Paterson: This fudged contest simply isn’t up to the existential challenge facing our Party. It urgently needs a candidate cull.
The 1922 Committee’s Executive ought to raise the threshold for being nominated to 12 MPs and see more than one candidate eliminated in each round.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
A meeting, called by the Conservatives grassroots, to debate a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister, is instead likely to be a hustings to help choose her successor.
The Farnham Herald reports that the Foreign Secretary “announced his candidature to a packed audience at his ‘political update’ talk at the festival at 11am
It is not the resignation which Tory backbenchers were keenest to see, but it makes the end of May’s prime ministership even more certain.
The 1922 Committee Executive has already pointed her towards the exit door. It should now take her gently by the arm, and steer her through it as soon as possible.
The contest that returned Cameron took over six months. Parties in opposition have the luxuxy of time. Parties in government do not – especially this one.