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The estate agent from York was picked last night to succeed deselected Anne McIntosh.
Applications are now open to succeed Anne McIntosh and Sir George Young.
Hundreds of seats are yet to select, and there are claims of deliberate delays.
Party members are more willing to exercise their rights – and we will get better MPs as a result.
The MP intends to fight on – perhaps reapplying, perhaps standing against the new Tory candidate.
The waters would be a lot less muddy if it was normal practice for party members to vote on each MP’s reselection.
One is in a very public war, and the other is working quietly – we’ll soon see which, if any, approach is successful.