The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
Conservative backbenchers must choose today between two candidates who at first glance at least have much in common.
The Vice-Chairman of the ’22 served on the Board for nine years, and recently oversaw the leadership contest, so his departure is a surprise.
If they want a more old-fashioned product, they may go for Lindsay Hoyle. If someone more like the present incumbent, for Harriet Harman.
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.
Nominations close, 17.00, Monday June 10th. First ballot on Thursday 13th June, from 10am to 12pm.
The Farnham Herald reports that the Foreign Secretary “announced his candidature to a packed audience at his ‘political update’ talk at the festival at 11am
Brandon Lewis has ruled himself out. The new Prime Minister should be chosen by the end of July.
If all this is correct, the EEA route seems to me a sensible way forward if Parliament can’t agree on a deal.
In the wake of the row over an anti-upskirting bill and Chris Chope’s objection, we re-run the author’s 2016 piece calling on the Government to act.
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Two incumbents were re-elected by Tory MPs, and Jenrick joins the Board for the first time.
The Parliamentary Party has just been through two divisive experiences, and there was evidently no appetite for a third.
The current procedures are unsustainable, unbalanced and undemocratic.
While many MPs are aggrieved at the Government’s EU campaign, Osborne offered them some relief from unpopular financial scrutiny.