Davis leads with less than a fifth of the vote. Johnson is on his lowest total ever. And if one counts write-ins, in second place is…Rees-Mogg.
Rudd falls with him, May is almost out of negative territory…and Davidson continues to soar up, up and away.
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.
These are early days. But, on these findings, it isn’t worth commissioning expensive polls when one can simply read our survey each month for free.
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
And, separately, I interview a Prime Minister who doesn’t seem at all brow-beaten or lacking in authority, but instead appears to have recovered her MoJo.
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
Maybe it was ever thus, at least in modern times, but Tory-held suburban seats outside the South-East are under-represented at the top table.
Are we being manipulated so that we accept, in due course, a smaller (but still very large) Brexit bill as a “good deal”?
Sometimes a politician becomes a beloved public figure – it’s happening to one Conservative MP right now.
The prospect of crowning the the Brexit Secretary as leader is not without its attractions at first glance, but turns out on closer inspection to be deeply problematic.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
The British media is busy taking revenge on the Prime Minister, while neglecting continental politics.
Activists were directed to seats which there was no chance of us winning. It is quite clear that CCHQ did not have a clue about what was happening.
On the anniversary of the EU referendum, the party leadership needs an audit of what went wrong this month, and a plan for the Tory future in this Parliament.