What a difference eight months makes. Back in October, Grant Shapps launched a failed coup against Theresa May after a disastrous Tory conference which saw the Prime Minister cough her way through what was supposed to be a set piece speech. Since then, we've had Cabinet feuding, backbench rebellions and a lack of leadership from an increasingly beleaguered Prime Minister.
Yet despite all this, Shapps has had a change of heart and thinks there is now a chance May could lead the party into the next election – and even possibly win it:
'I think it's perfectly conceivable now... that she leads us into the next election and I think potentially even wins that election.'
Will Shapps's words be enough to get him into the Tory MP WhatsApp group?