The MP for Enfield Southgate helped to sink tax credit and Sunday Trading changes – and now has eye on the Government’s housing benefit plans for young people.
He says that while Birmingham itself and Solihull are particularly buoyant, large parts of the region feel that they have missed out on growth.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chairman says that the key is for IPSO to adopt a Leveson-compliant system of low-cost arbitration.
The Shipley MP says his views on women and equality are reasonable, and that Labour is shaping a culture that seeks to silence dissent.
He sees the referendum result as a “defining test” for Britain, and is charged with finding solutions to help meet the challenge.
“I think you can argue that between February and the start of July, every single decision that Michael Gove made changed the course of British history.”
The Treasury Select Committee member warns that unless the Government is more open about its Brexit plans, banks will start to move staff abroad.
He tells the story of his campaign to stop the ECHR being applied to armed conflict.
“I think that I’m somebody with a strong grasp of some of the social and economic divisions in our country and with a sense of direction for the future.”
In Dyfed-Powys, they have cut top salaries and commissioned specialists to improve results.
He regrets the resignation of IDS, condemns Liam Fox, and says the press has grotesquely exaggerated the Government’s difficulties.
The one-time Shadow Minister for Europe on the the Lisbon Treaty, William Hague, immigration – and the time when Cameron rebelled against the party line on the EU.
The leader of a new pro-Remain campaign group makes a “pragmatic” case for staying in the EU, and says most Conservative MPs agree with him.
The Arts Minister defends Tracey Emin, but is most proud of leaving the Arts Council alone.
Opposed by Clarke and Heseltine, supported by Lilley and Portillo and backed by John Major as Prime Minister, it was the former Tory leader’s “proudest achievement”.