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Nick Timothy was unsuccessful in his bid to succeed Caroline Spelman.
As the SNP have a terrible night, the Tories post their best seat total north of the border since 1983.
For most of those considering a change of parties, this left one viable option: “I hate to say it, but the Tories.”
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Plus details of selections in Clwyd South, Delyn, Wrexham, Moray, West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine, and more.
John Lamont selected to fight Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, as a poll puts Davidson’s team on course to win as many as 12 seats.
The Tory campaign in 1966 was not a success, but neither was it a complete failure. Heath’s warnings of economic troubles ahead were vindicated as early as July.
Aberdeen South and East Renfrewshire are held by the Tories, whilst Glasgow North East is one of seven Labour seats in Scotland.