The task of reaching small-c conservatives rests firmly with the Prime Minister.
Voters are angered by the Ultra Low Emissions Zone which the Labour Mayor of London is imposing on them.
Edward Garnier, Alan Haselhurst, John Randall and Andrew Tyrie are also elevated. David Evennett is knighted.
Downing Street in its new incarnation will value his ability to build bridges with a Parliamentary Party still reeling from the shock election result.