Tories: the once and future government?

As follow up to the excellent analysis and discussion on this thread, the Today programme yesterday announced their survey of Tory Party Chairmen which seems to signal a willingness to let the party’s MP’s have a greater say in who leads them after Michael Howard. Michael Heseltine said the party’s voluntary activists were ‘not representative of the middle ground that we have got to regain if there’s a chance of a Tory government’. His tip was Ken Clarke on the ‘left’ of the party, but the internal money is going to David Davies. Here’s the rest of the field. New rules announced tomorrow.