“The Prime Ministers will address colleagues at the 1922 Committee meeting at 17.00 and immediately after that meeting a ballot will be held between six and eight.”
Plus: John Lewis blames Brexit. Juncker gets a drink. BBC stasis at Question Time and PM. And: Trump can’t emote.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
“I’m not saying that there would be an organised push, but the letters would just go in to Graham Brady,” one senior pro-Leave backbencher told this site yesterday.
Sir Graham Brady, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Dame Cheryl Gillan, and Sir Chris Chope gain well deserved recognition.
She voted for Davis in 2005, and her hero is Airey Neave: “The escape from Colditz is I think probably the coolest thing any British politician has ever done.”
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
The Centre for Policy Studies is working with many young, passionate Conservatives to build a better Britain.
Plus: How many letters has Brady had? The tragedy of the death of Carl Sargeant. And: introducing my new podcast with Jacqui Smith.
Plus: Economics is not enough, two lots of protesters (one in first class travel), and keeping fit at Party Conference.
Who would have predicted that Gavin Barwell, having lost his seat and ministerial position, would climb 63 places to number seven?
I want our Party to come out of the process stronger and more adept at campaigning – ready to win.
We pick out five items from it which may be of special interest to our readers and others who will attend.
ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.
There is no case, however, for drift – for the partnership with the firm to carry on as though nothing much has changed since last June’s disappointment.