The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
What does their selection reveal about the Government’s priorities? And why are some other rising stars missing?
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.
Both parties hammered the Lib Dems as a clutch of very slender victories gave Labour their point of light on election night.