Also: Gove warns the Electoral Commission not to ‘waste time’ on SNP demands; Scottish Nationalists showing the strain as problems mount; and more.
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
The list includes the three who resigned from the Government this evening – and Green, one of the Prime Minister’s oldest allies.
Plus: The Chief Whip’s swift transformation from Francis Urquhart to Mr Bean. And: why I can’t bring myself to vote Tory in the local elections.
Though there may have been extenuating circumstances – namely, contradictory instructions from Number Ten and the Whips respectively.
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.
We also reproduce the full text of the letter itself.
If you’d had to guess which of their MPs would rebel on the deal, Lamont and Ross wouldn’t have made the top six.
The new MP for Saffron Walden has swiftly begun to make a name for herself.
Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
The Centre for Policy Studies is working with many young, passionate Conservatives to build a better Britain.
The Prime Minister failed to boost the fortunes of female candidates, and in other ways there is a shift away from the 2015 intake who came of age under David Cameron.
May’s damaged authority is having a beneficial side-effect – namely, freeing Tory MPs to think aloud about the Party’s future.