Army officers, political advisers, businesspeople, a London Assembly Member and – unusually – a sitting MP are among the latest crop of finalists.
Suella Fernandes, Alan Mak, Ryan Shorthouse, James Frayne, Hannah David and others give their view.
James Cleverly MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Cllr Sean Anstee, Graeme Archer, Professor Tim Bale and others give their suggestions.
Also: Welsh Conservative leader disowns the national manifesto; and Villiers defends the party’s choice of candidates in Northern Ireland.
On the day David Cameron visited Belfast, Bhogal tried to persuade people in Banbridge that it is possible to move beyond ancient quarrels.