A decision is expected when the Executive committee meets this week, and the poll itself is due to take place after June 21.
Should he be handcuffed under public restraint, like a suspect watched by Priti Patel? Or freed to run wild through Alpine meadows, like Julie Andrews?
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
We also reproduce the full text of the letter itself.
We now wait to see whether the Remainer rebels will hold their fire until after the June council, and wait for the Customs and Trade Bills.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
As a party known for strong economic management, we must work doubly hard to avoid appearing to know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
If we prioritise rescuing children from the incompetence of EU governments, that means children can be rescued from the slaughter of the Middle East.
Twice the Government’s attempts to circumvent scrutiny by means of the European Scrutiny Committee have fallen – primarily because it feared defeat.
And this week’s column contains a mystery closing message to the Prime Minister.
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