The tellers for the Noes were Christopher Chope and Chris Green. The last major Tory rebellion against Government Covid policy was 53 strong.
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Ministers could not have handled the matter worse if they’d tried. But Paul Maynard, pictured, is championing a solution.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
These are early shots in the developing Tory backbench campaign against the restrictions, which are set to gain volume and velocity.
They can’t have been satisfied with the compromise reached yesterday over future votes on any changes to the Act’s provisions.
A Conservative leader can afford to take on his left or his right – but not the 1922 Committee’s Executive
The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
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Plus: incompetence, resignations, non-resignations, reputations, my holiday, Any Questions and Finkelstein’s book.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
If the Housing Secretary is to survive, he will have to learn the art of sometimes saying no to property developers such as Richard Desmond.
The first of the group’s online conservations probes the implications of the Coronavirus for Britain’s business culture.
The revolt over Huawei is bigger than it looks. It spells trouble for the Prime Minister over security, defence, and veterans.
Troublemaking Tories are no bad thing as the UK moves forward with its 5G contract.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
Reshuffle 3) Chris White: It isn’t just Ministers who get fired. A third of SpAds are set to lose their jobs.
There will be some bruised personalities on the backbenches who will need careful managing over the next few months, and I hear that Spencer is already on the job.
Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.