His presence reflects extreme-Brexiteer entryism
amongst the Tories.
The book describes what is happening as "entryism
," a word once commonly used to describe alleged communist subversion of Western institutions, and which has come back into vogue in the UK as a consequence of the rise of Jeremy Corbyn.
None had thought a representative of the tiny and besieged left wing of the parliamentary party stood a chance of winning - not after Tony Blair and his acolytes had spent more than two decades remaking Labour, using their own version of entryism
to eradicate any vestiges of socialism in the party.
However Labour in Shrewsbury is keen to dispel any notion that in the local party this has been accompanied by entryism
, the arrival of ideologists from the hard Left who are enthusiastic spear-carriers for the Corbyn agenda.
Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston quit the Conservatives this week, complaining about the influence of the ERG in Parliament and "Blukip" or "purple momentum" entryism
in local associations.
May appeared to acknowledge concerns about "Blukip" entryism
in local constituencies, saying associations must ensure that "people who are joining support the values of the Conservative Party".
She claimed the majority of local Conservative associations "are being infiltrated by a nationally-orchestrated entryism
This shift to the right has been exacerbated by blatant entryism
. Not only has this been tolerated, it has been actively welcomed in some quarters.
Luckily for them there are no signs of a Momentum-style entryism
at grassroots level.
Accusations of racism and entryism
can also be levelled at the Conservatives but they receive far less coverage.
The ink was barely dry on William Hague's warning of extremist entryism
into the Tory Party before an email kicking it off hit my inbox.
This was not so much because of his attack on Militant (we shared little with that form of sectarian Trotskyist entryism
), but simply because not much seemed possible in relation to advancing a progressive agenda.