Appointing MPs as Ministers is always tricky. This time it's trickier than most, because a fifth of the ministerial positions have been allocated to the Liberal Democrats. Nevertheless I am astonished at some of the names who haven't made it into government. Ben Wallace, Keith Simpson, Adam Afriyie, Mark Lancaster and several others.
Tobias Ellwood must wonder if there is such a thing as loyalty in politics. He was one of the first people to declare for David Cameron in 2005 and has been an uber-loyal soldier ever since.
There are some very unhappy people among the ranks of Tory MPs this morning. On a human level this is perfectly understandable. Many of them have slogged their guts out for up to 13 years in opposition. They've done the heavy lifting with scant little reward for their endeavours. And now they feel shafted. Whether they have been or not, it's how some of them will feel. Unfortunately realpolitik has dicated that there were always going to be some casualties if 20 LibDems were to be fitted in.
But debate will range as to whether they are the right casualties.
UPDATE: The list goes on - Greg Hands, Stewart Jackson and James Brokenshire, Eleanor Laing. Quite incredible. It makes one wonder just who has been appointed!