Howlett stands again.

Conservative Future Chairman Ben Howlett is set to stand for a second term.

Ben said: "As National Chairman for the past year I have led and presided over Conservative Future’s transformation. We have had the biggest Fresher’s Recruitment drive CF has ever seen and 95 new branches created, reaching 315+ in 2011. I cannot thank members enough for their hard work and dedication. It is on this basis that I have decided to restand as your National Chairman."

Ben told tBg that "There is still more to do"

Deputy and possible Chair' candidate Clare Hilley sent her good luck wishes to Ben on Facebook.

The announcement comes as tBg learns of a two contenders hoping to pip Howlett to the post. A female and a male candidate have apparently come forth in the past 48 hours whom Howlett will have to face-down, in what may be the greatest CF election in history.

You can follow Ben on Twitter @benhowlettcf