His association executive is expected to demand tonight that he makes his intentions clear. But the constitution allows him to simply refuse to answer.
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The latest email to local members confirms ConservativeHome’s recent report.
Our party will not be able to speak for Britain as it really is, and as it will increasingly come to be, unless we make some efforts to reflect this in our membership.
Trouble in Grantham – Boles’s association executive intends to accelerate deselection proceedings against him
He would have the right to a full ballot of the local membership. But an already strained local relationship, combined with Brexit, makes it an uphill struggle.
The unique nature of divisions over it could overwhelm the Party’s traditional pragmatic instinct for office.
New polling also reveals that neither is so far ahead as to be unstoppable, however.
Boles’s Association Chairman calls his No Deal threat “not patriotic”. In reply, he sticks to his guns, citing his “duty to the country”
Philip Sagar warns that it “has already reignited the calls for [the MP’s] deselection from party members” and could amount to “an act of personal political suicide”.
Also including: Twickenham, Battersea, Croydon Central, Kingston and Surbiton, and Dewsbury.
Exclusive. Tory Association Chairmen protest against the “misuse of Party funds” on “propaganda campaign” backing the deal
ConservativeHome can reveal a letter signed by 32 senior activists, including the chairmen of key marginals and target seats across the country.
And No Deal is now activists’ most favoured option of all. Views are hardening as the endgame looms into sight.
Many Conservative Associations will not even take receipt of the boxes. And CCHQ will not say how much money it has spent on the campaign.
Polite discomfort (or “a load of arse-kissing”) on the Prime Minister’s conference call with senior Tory activists
“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.
May’s Deal 2) Rebecca Ryan – It endangers Leave. Now the 51 MPs who have pledged to Stand Up for Brexit must keep their promise
I am deeply disappointed by the path that the Prime Minister has chosen. It seems to be the very opposite of what the British people voted for.
Four fifths of our panel remain opposed to her leadership, but within that group there has been a significant hardening of attitudes.
Selection news: Peterborough shortlist revealed, and the first London seats open for candidate applications
Plus: the postponed selection processes in Darlington and Wirral West have been restarted. And: Ryan Henson selected in Bedford.