Four female candidates contest tonight’s selection meeting for this very marginal seat – without any need for an all-women quota.
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The association meets tonight to choose the person whom it hopes will succeed Nick Boles.
We must not repeat the mistakes of 2017 in trying to fatten the digital pig on market day.
It is a mistake to assume that because Parliamentary arithmetic remains unchanged, nothing is altered. The executive has extensive powers.
Today’s polls reveal some interesting things about the early days of Johnson’s premiership – and hint at the battles to come.
Saturday night shuffle: Dorries, Goldsmith, Trevelyan, Clarke and Badenoch among new ministerial appointments
We will continue to update with further news as and when we receive it.
The shuffle doesn’t just mould the Government, it also shapes the Select Committees which scrutinise it
In a nice piece of constitutional give-and-take, a more loyal minister-class makes for a potentially more troublesome set of Tory Select Committee chairmen.
Lords positions start to be appointed, as Commons roles continue to be filled by the new Prime Minister.
The strategist who has entered Downing Street, and the Brexiteer ‘Spartan’ who has opted to stay on the backbenches, have history and some shared qualities.
Tonight the Government news begins with the appointment of Ministers of State.
Such an appointment would represent a degree of belated justice for the former Treasurer who was poorly treated by Cameron and Feldman.
It seemed for a while that her last outing against Corbyn would be a stultifying reminder of their combined dullness. But she had one last trap to spring.
He has stepped down as Party Chief Executive and Treasurer, with an appeal for unity – and for donations to deliver “clear and decisive victory at the next election”.
The result was as expected, and the winner kept his comments tight and spare. But there’s a job at the Brit Awards awaiting Cheryl Gillan.
When there are genuine threats, foreign and domestic, our democracy needs better protection than this visibly failing organisation.