Although Brexit has not yet taken place, it has already had an admirably invigorating effect on Parliament.
Posts Tagged: David Lidington MP
Members seem to agree that the Prime Minister has staged a mild recovery over the summer.
Rudd falls with him, May is almost out of negative territory…and Davidson continues to soar up, up and away.
If more Cabinet members had won their seats from Labour, perhaps it would leak just a little bit less
Maybe it was ever thus, at least in modern times, but Tory-held suburban seats outside the South-East are under-represented at the top table.
WATCH: Leadership talk is due to “a combination of too much sun and too much warm prosecco”, says Lidington
Voters “want politicians to…deal with the real problems that people in this country are facing”.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
The campaign has exposed weaknesses in the CCHQ machine. A new broom is required. But May has sent for the old one.
CABINET RESHUFFLE: LIVE BLOG. Green is First Secretary of State – in effect, Deputy Prime Minister. And Gove is back at the top.
Gauke is uncorked as Work and Pensions Secretary. Truss replaces him as Treasury Chief Secretary. Leadsom is the new Leader of the House.
Iain Dale: Rudd to the Treasury, a Gove comeback, McLoughlin to quit. What may happen in the reshuffle.
Oh, and Timothy and Hill should be moved on from being co-Chiefs of Staff – the former to head up policy, the latter press.
This is our final survey before the election – so our next update could contain some new faces.
May and Davis top the Cabinet again; Davidson’s back in first place; and Truss slumps to a serious negative score.
The Leader of the House tells MPs that a police officer has been stabbed.
The Prime Minister records her second-best ever result in our table, whilst the Communities Secretary becomes the first to record a negative score.
Theresa May and David Davis hold their ground whilst their colleagues nearly all suffer falling scores, and the Chancellor knocks Ruth Davidson out of the top three!
“I hope… they will accept that, as an unelected chamber, they should agree that the will of the British electorate as a whole, and the view of the House of Commons overwhelmingly, should go.”