Yesterday evening’s decision comes in the wake of the row over the application of Nick Timothy for the seat – and his removal from the candidates’ list.
Will it be re-run under the pre-election rules that give more powers to CCHQ?
The shortlist includes two councillors, a former Association Chairman, and a twice-experienced Parliamentary candidate.
Mr Sunak secures a seat after missing out in Hertsmere.
A former Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the ex-Chairman of the local Association, the Tory leader in Kirklees and a Free School governor make the cut.
They include a former local association chairman, two advisers to Theresa May and a judge.
The field has a rich depth of experience in General Elections, local government, business and even an Open Primary or two.
The list of hopefuls includes two businesswomen, an NHS psychiatrist, three barristers and Theresa May’s SpAd.