The Party Chairman on the constitutional review, membership, the coming Conservative Conference, candidate selection and Carol Vorderman’s false accusations against him, which she was compelled to retract.
Against the trend of recent selections, Simister-Thomas was an outsider to the constituency.
And Damian Green, who failed to be selected for Weald of Kent, has now been selected for Ashford.
Perhaps some of the heated commentary about a pro-Boris Johnson backlash from activists led by the Conservative Democratic Organisation will now cool down a bit.
Local sources suggested to ConservativeHome that the major issue with Bacon was a lack of engagement with the area and too low a profile, but praised him for his long service.
I am grateful to the Government for responding to our financial concerns. It’s meant that help has reached those who need it most.