It wasn't a great surprise but Shadow Health secretary has confirmed that he will not be seeking the Tory leadership. I have previously predicted he would be likely to back Ken Clarke but Mr Lansley talked up David Cameron on this afternoon's Andrew Neil programme.
Less forthcoming was Theresa May - earlier in the day on the same programme. She refused to rule out the possibility of running although a bid seems unlikely. Edwina Currie has encouraged Mrs May to stand - if only, she said, for the sake of women's status in the party.
A more likely source of another candidate is the Cornerstone group of Tory MPs. Cornerstone sources have ruled out the possibility of an Ancram candidacy but Edward Leigh may still standard. Cornerstone MPs meet next Tuesday to discuss their options.