This finding confirms that Gove and Javid are the big beasts of these run-offs. We will bring you their run-off result tomorrow morning.
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For whatever reason, the ten per cent of respondents who opted for “neither” is the lowest abstention rate, so to speak, of any finding to date.
Johnson gets less reward than one might expect for his earlier backing for Leave, and this narrow win underlines the general decline in his ratings.
Javid’s storming of our Next Tory Leader finding will render this result, like Michael Gove’s trouncing of Boris Johnson, no surprise to our readers.
We open our Michael Gove/Jeremy Hunt/Sajid Javid/Boris Johnson Next Tory Leader run-offs with the one-time Brexiteering joint leadership ticket put head-to-head.
Gove is second, “Other” third. It is an astonishing turnaround for a man who three months ago was languishing on a mere two per cent.
Our survey. Seven in ten respondents believe that there will be a Conservative-led government after the next election.
The explanation may have less to do with confidence in the Conservatives than with a lack of confidence in Labour.
When it comes to making an appeal to Tory activists as well as MPs, the Defence Secretary is pushing at an open door. Party conference should be lively on this front.
May’s appeal next week at Chequers will be founded in grinding detail, not Churchillian rhetoric. Key to agreement will be taking Ministers with her and springing no untoward surprises.
Should Williamson get the defence spending rise he wants? Plus: introducing Next Tory Leader run-offs. Our monthly survey is out.
We have put Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson up against each other to get the view of our members’ panel.
What Brokenshire is up to as Communities Secretary, sorry, Housing Secretary, sorry, Communities Secretary
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
Six were from west or north London constituencies, plus Windsor’s Adam Afriyie and Sir David Amess of Southend West.
“Living standards rose more quickly in the five years from 2011 than in the five years from 2002”. Discuss.
Some counter-intuitive, or at least counter-conventional, findings from a recent IFS report.
The hard paradox is that while older people are electorally powerful – perhaps more than ever – they are also individually vulnerable.
He was Theresa May’s PPS when she was Home Secretary, and has also been her PPS since she became Prime Minister.