There is some unhappiness amongst 'B-listers' that David Cameron failed to show up at last night's candidates reception. For the first time in living memory the party leader missed the opportunity to meet and greet candidates. Did Mr Cameron's advisers fear that he might get the hissing treatment? One candidate told ConservativeHome that Mr Cameron would have found the reception a bruising experience. September's CH/ Independent survey of Tory opinion found that just 6% of members thought that the Alist included the party's most talented candidates.