CCHQ itself is also a victim of what it has helped to create. Here’s a way forward that should be acceptable to all.
Cllr Duncan Goodfellow complains Lord Hunt’s message to the association “could be seen as seeking to fetter the independent and impartial decision of members”.
Apparently aware of the potential controversy, the Party Board has appointed Lord Hunt to supervise the ballot in East Staffordshire next week.
The Vice-Chairman of the ’22 served on the Board for nine years, and recently oversaw the leadership contest, so his departure is a surprise.
The Party’s rules – and the history of legal challenges to them – make for grim reading for the former Chancellor.