Well, they're falling like ninepins. Salisbury MP Robert Key has announced today that he will not be standing at the next election due to health reasons. Read his letter HERE. I spent a few months working as Robert's researcher back in 1986 and he has been a great servant to the Party over the years.
He was a junior minister in the Major government and has been a superb constituency MP, as Tim Montgomerie rightly points out HERE. Tim lives in Salisbury himself. I know he has always said that he wouldn't ever stand for Parliament, but I suspect he will come under some pressure to put himself forward for the seat.