The prime minister's decision to drop the Ludlow MP Philip Dunne from government has been greeted with "dismay and astonishment" by the deputy leader of his constituency group, David Turner.
Mr Dunne lost his job at the department of health in Theresa May's latest reshuffle, after nine years on the government front bench.
Mr Turner said he hadn't seen the move coming, and that his MP had done a "sterling job".
I don't really want to get into my perception of what's inside the prime minister's mind on this. All I would say is that I'm firmly of the belief that in all walks of life, you should select your team on the basis of ability."