I'm delighted to report that Nick Boles has been selected tonight for the safe Conservative seat of Grantham & Stamford. He beat off competition from three other very stong candidates, Vicky Ford, James Brokenshire and Steve Barclay.
I have no doubt whatsoever that Nick is a future Cabinet Minister. We need to be selecting people like him in the best seats. After what he has been through in the last few months he deserves his success.
I don't mind admitting I feel very envious of him - being the MP for Margaret Thatcher's home territory is something that almost persuaded me to apply for it. Almost, but not quite.