We will be using this Northern Ireland centenary to promote it and recognise its contribution to the rest of the UK
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I am redoubling my engagement with its business community, which needs to know that our committment to ensuring UK connectivity remains strong.
Whoever wins the leadership, I’m confident that we have what it takes to come together, carry on our good work – and take on Jeremy Corbyn.
Brandon Lewis: Ten years ago, there were 17 women on the Conservative benches – today there are four times that number.
If you know a woman who would make a phenomenal Conservative representative, ask her to stand.
Brandon Lewis: The message from the local elections to all of us is clear. Get a move on – and deliver Brexit.
There’s no denying this was a challenging test for us. I know how much effort has been put into this campaign on the ground.
Brandon Lewis: Our new moves to stamp out anti-Muslim abuse or discrimination within the Conservative Party
It is vital that we all work together to fight against an increasingly abusive public discourse – wherever it may come from – that coarsens public debate.
Brandon Lewis: Thank you, Conservative members. Because of you, we did well in these elections. But this is just the start.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
These local elections will make a big difference to people’s lives. Join me on the campaign trail.
Brandon Lewis: As we meet for our Spring Forum, far-left intimidation is on the rise. But we will not be silenced.
Free speech is fundamental to a free country. So we must all make sure that Conservative voices are heard – even where they may not always be welcome.
Our record so far is a strong one: since 2010 we have successfully returned over 41,000 foreign national offenders, with a record high number achieved this year.
Our proposals on how to do so will be brought forward next year. In so doing, we will drive our commitment to get net migration down to sustainable levels.
We have denied entry to over 120,000 people since 2010, including nearly 11,000 EU nationals. And we have removed over 37,000 foreign national offenders.
The post-war New Towns are a great inspiration and demonstration of what can be achieved with determination.
The Housing Bill will enable all social tenants to benefit from the Right to Buy, rather than have ownership dictated by whoever happens to manage their property.
We’ve made progress, but we must go further – hubris doesn’t build homes.