We wish both the best in what look set to be uphill battles.
Each was first elected at the 2019 election, and each has a majority in their current constituency of under 2,500.
Too often the process ends up keeping the incumbents happy, but we risk losing elections due to a lack of rigour.
A nurse and local councillor, Wardlaw faces having to overturn a majority of 6,164.
This year has shown that our current leadership election system is untenable. Yet to replace it should mean compensating members with an expansion of their control of the party, including funds, candidate selection, and policy.
These are the first seats to have opened applications for candidate selection ahead of the next general election.
A barrister and senior figure in the Conservative Policy Forum, she will defend Amess’ majority of over 14,000.
This “veteran, surgeon, and barrister” – and ConHome contributor – will inherit Paterson’s majority of almost 23,000.
He was running against Olivia Seccombe, from the National Farmers’ Union, and Nikki da Costa, Downing Street’s Director of Legislative Affairs.
Socialist hegemony in our capital can only be challenged if Conservatives are unapologetic in fighting the battle of ideas.
A candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is to be chosen on Friday.
There are 103 candidates contesting either Tory-held seats vacated by their incumbents or Conservative target seats. Good luck to them all.
There are some signs of improvement, and some continued problems. Share your experience with us to inform our analysis.
CCHQ itself is also a victim of what it has helped to create. Here’s a way forward that should be acceptable to all.
The most up to date list of those standing in Tory-held seats and in targets.