Also: Gove should beware Brown’s constitutional anti-wisdom; Davies makes way for Davies; and MSPs compel evidence over Salmond row.
A coronation means that Andrew RT Davies, a right-wing Brexiteer closer to the grassroots who was forced out in 2018, is likely to retake the top job.
Some fear this is part of deeper struggle within the party as a prominent pro-devolution MS is deselected by local activists.
Johnson is up to ninth from fifth from bottom, Gove jumps up to near the top quarter, Hancock is clearer from the relegation zone – and Truss stays top.
Wallace is well up, Gove down, and Patel much the same in the wake of that bullying report – and Johnson and Hancock just outside negative ratings.
At Conservative Progress, we’re determined to stop the separatists having the run of the debate and emphasise what binds Britain together.
Labour administrations have undermined the constitutional settlement through misgovernment and pushing for more and yet more powers.
All in all, it’s much of a muchness – with Douglas Ross down by about 25 points, now that his Party Conference coverage has faded.
It’s a rotten springboard from which to vault into Party Conference as it begins today. But what goes down may go back up.
CCHQ has taken over the candidates process, and is keen for Tories with strong Welsh links to apply to fight next year’s Cardiff Bay election.
‘Abolish’ are exerting UKIP-style pressure as Paul Davies turns his guns on “cronies and hangers-on in civic society”: the devocracy.
Also: Johnson in Scotland to fight back against the SNP; Tory backbenchers set up new unionist research caucus; and more devolved woe in Ulster.
Matt Hancock also sees a 20-point rise in his approval rating to take third place as the Covid-19 crisis reshapes British politics.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.