The association meets tonight to choose the person whom it hopes will succeed Nick Boles.
Our Executive Editor discusses disillusioned members, internal democracy, and allegations of UKIP infiltration on BBC Radio Four.
Or as close to it as a site well-disposed to both can get in this fallen world. This is the story of a marriage gone horribly wrong.
When asked for it, the three MPs presented none. The reason is simple: this supposedly sinister entryist army does not exist.
His association executive is expected to demand tonight that he makes his intentions clear. But the constitution allows him to simply refuse to answer.
The latest email to local members confirms ConservativeHome’s recent report.
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.
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”.