They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
Posts Tagged: Damian Green MP
The Malthouse Amendment experience of different people coming together shows that unity is possible.
The Chequers Plan has been dead for some time, but Johnson has now read the funeral rites over it.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
“It’s important for the Conservative Party to have someone who can speak the language of those who grew up in the digital world.”
Any reform must be sustainable both financially and politically. Our new report sets out how the Government could do it.
No way forward is without risk at this stage. But the least hazardous course is for the Party to step out soon with a new leader.
Nicky Morgan: Our One Nation group of MPs is fighting back against an attempt to hijack the Conservative Party
We are not a party within a party. We simply want to remind our fellow citizens that there are Conservative MPs who want to heal, not perpetuate, divisions.
The list includes the three who resigned from the Government this evening – and Green, one of the Prime Minister’s oldest allies.
That’s roughly half the Conservative Parliamentary Party, plus presumably some DUP MPs.
Only one of those selected this evening, that tabled in the name of Damian Green (“the Malthouse amendment”) does so.
A functioning Government would whip for Malthouse Two – the plan backed by Steve Baker, Nicky Morgan, Iain Duncan Smith, Damian Green, Simon Hart and others.
The Speaker is unlikely to select backbench amendments designed to help her, so her least bad option is a Government one.