Gay and bisexual men arguably have most to gain but so do Black Africans, women and trans people.
They have sniffed below that beguiling surface a constitutional truffle of the kind they love to expose.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
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.