Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
Such as: do you see Brexit as a help or a hindrance – and what’s your vision for our post-Leave country?
Ours is the party that believes in equality of opportunity, in everyone having the chance to fulfil their potential, irrespective of where you come from or who you are.
It is striking how little the former Foreign Secretary is doing to maintain his lead. Then again, he scarcely needs to stir – for the moment.
“I have to say, we have been working very hard over the past year to increase our membership.”
The Chief Whip has enjoyed something of a boost from last month’s victories on crucial votes, but the overall picture reflects a settled disenchantment.
Although the Prime Minister’s position is fragile, there is no sense of a contest in the offing any time soon.
There are three contenders in double figures, one well ahead of the other two – and a very long tail of names in single figures,
Launched amidst the inevitable blaze of publicity, the decision has been smuggled out like the fabled thief in the night.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
It may be that the former Foreign Secretary has become a kind of comfort blanket in bewilderingly unpredictable times.
“That’s an important part of how our constitution works, but this is an unprecedented situation.”
Now ConservativeHome readers can hear the concerns of senior activists, and May’s answers, for themselves.
“No-one had a pop at her”, I’m told – but equally her answers don’t seem to have won round the assembled Association officers.
We have occasionally seen precipitous falls in Cabinet members’ scores. Vertiginous rises are rarer. Indeed, it is hard to think of a jump quite like it.