The Independent today raises a point of interest. David Davis MP has not actually resigned.
Boris Johnson was the last MP to resign and became the new Crown Steward of the Manor of Northstead on 4 June 2008.
By tradition application for this office of profit under the Crown, alternates with the office of Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern (Stoke, Desborough, and Burnham) the last holder was his sainthood Anthony Charles Lynton Blair.
For the record when Saint Tony resigned, the Treasury issued a Press Notice which can be examined here ;
27th June 2007
Three Hundreds of Chiltern
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has this day appointed the Right Honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair to be Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern."
So perhaps we are all getting our undergarments in a tangle over nothing.