Tory leaders have slammed claims three top councillors face the chop as 'malicious' rumour mongering.
Adrian Lee (pictured) and Gerald McGregor, both high-ranking executive members, and John Todd have allegedly been 'deselected' as the Conservatives draw up their list of candidates for the next local elections.
However, John Davis, chairman of Hounslow Conservatives, described the supposed rift as an invention dreamed up by political opponents.
"These rumours are absolute nonsense being put about by someone who knows nothing about the selection process," he said.
"The committee that makes the decision hasn't even sat yet and I can only suggest these rumours are being spread with some malicious intent against the party."
The rumours come nine months after Cllr Lee's partner Samantha Davies sensationally resigned from the party in anger at what she described as a change in its selection process.
At the time, she claimed a form of 'mandatory re-selection' had been introduced in a bid to oust an 'awkward' squad of councillors.
She is not the only person to have quit the party since the Toryled administration took over two years ago.
Hanworth Park councillor Harley Buckner stepped down seven months earlier in frustration with party chiefs.
Former Labour leader Colin Ellar claimed the latest rumours were fresh evidence of growing rifts in the Conservative Party.
"It's not unheard of for councillors to lose their seats in the selection process but in the past the Tories worked more or less on the basis of a nod or wink," he said.
"I understand that's now changed and members in the individual wards have the final say, which means anyone could go if there's a very strong candidate in that area.
"Obviously they're denying the rumours about Cllr Lee and the others, because they could be quite damaging, but the proof of the pudding will come in the eating."
Cllr Lee is the council's lead member for leisure, Cllr McGregor is the finance chief and John Todd is ward councillor for Chiswick Homefields."