Tory press man, Henry Macrory, has just tweeted that the turnout for Tories' primary in Totnes is 16,639 and they are still counting.
Remember a while ago I blogged on my experiences in Lowdham in Nottinghamshire at a book festival- Revolution in Rural England- where there was enthusiastic support for political change in my audience across the political spectrum. What is happening in Totnes seems to be bearing this out. Phenomenal. If politicians think they can resist the tidal wave of political change- as they are doing- then they have another thing coming.