Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
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The tellers for the Noes were Christopher Chope and Chris Green. The last major Tory rebellion against Government Covid policy was 53 strong.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
Hunt is partly judging his own legacy. But the Government can still expect him to provide rigorous challenge.
MPs should be allowed to decide if former Ministers are capable of offering independent scrutiny to their successors.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The amendment passed by 317 to 301 – and seven Labour MPs rebelled to back it.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
A consequence of the new Code of Conduct may be that he is referred to a panel – whether Number Ten wants it or not.
Morris was rightly and swiftly punished. Others doing the same thing but to different victims should surely be treated the same.
To help win a new generation of young voters, the Conservatives need a new Swinton College – or a modern equivalent
It was the brainchild of Rab Butler, set up to educate Tory members. 54,000 Conservative activists, agents and other students took courses.