Guardian - Soames and Yeo leave Tory front bench
: Two of Michael Howard's shadow cabinet resigned today, as speculation mounted about the timing of and frontrunners in the Conservative leadership race. Tim Yeo, the shadow environment and transport secretary, quit in order to have free rein to debate "non-traditional issues" ahead of the contest... Whilst it was not immediately clear if Mr Yeo - firmly on the liberal, modernising wing of the party - would stand himself, he said the party has focused too much on its core voters during the campaign.
Hmm. I know of a great way Tim could modernise and hook up with all sorts of supportive liberal-types from the left and right... maybe - just maybe - this time he'll listen.