Ealing fallout: Grant Shapps axed

So says The Daily Telegraph:

Much of the blame [for the Conservative defeat in the Ealing Southall by-election] has been apportioned to campaign director Grant Shapps, the shadow housing minister, who was promptly stripped of his role running by-elections. It was Mr Shapps, and the then Tory chairman Francis Maude, who persuaded Mr Cameron to put his name on the Ealing ballot paper, something the Tory leader at first resisted.

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