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Conservative backbenchers must choose today between two candidates who at first glance at least have much in common.
Both men sit broadly on the centre-right of the Parliamentary Party. That there is no candidate from the centre-left is a sign of internal change.
“We’re on the Hillary Step going strong for the summit but it is shrouded in cloud,” he told the assembled Conservative MPs.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
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.
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.