Last night’s selection meeting to select a successor to Ken Clarke was hotly contested – I’m told that it went to three full rounds of voting.
The association will choose its successor to Ken Clarke from a field of four with nine past runs at Parliament between them.
Plus: we now know the shortlist in Northampton South.
The selections in the two Tory-held seats to date have both been won by women; and there is at least one woman on the shortlist of every such seat yet to select.
All the latest candidate selections, shortlists in key marginals and details of tonight’s contests.