Many thought that skeletons might come tumbling out of his closet. The opposite has been the case.
Despite becoming a global political celebrity, the party's former leader has been waiting 25 years for this moment to win a Commons seat.
As the UK tourism industry meets this week, William Cash says the coalition has failed the tourism sector which is the envy of the world.
Post-Clacton, how can the Tories contain the collapse in their core vote?