Earlier today I gave Liz Truss ConHome's full support.
I fully expected tonight's meeting of SW Norfolk Conservatives to endorse Liz Truss but they've delayed doing so and have voted to "review their candidate" at a special meeting in three weeks' time. Crazy.
SW Norfolk made an inspired decision on Saturday to select Liz. She is an innovative thinker and long-time Conservative. Her work at the Reform think tank is of the highest quality. All the information about her private life is in the public domain. Nothing was hidden.
ConHome will always defend the grassroots. The average Conservative member is decent and public-spirited but SW Norfolk Tories are stretching patience to breaking point.
8.15am, 28th October: Louise Bagshawe's verdict: "SW Norfolk's Executive have damaged the reputation of our national party. They have damaged all the work that David Cameron and many other forward-thinking associations round the country have done to show how we have changed, selecting candidates from a broad base, women as well as men."