There were 44 Tory abstentions – which is in the same territory as last week’s vote on the same issue.
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But it looks as though some 40 others abstained. That’s a warning shot across the Government’s bows on tax rises.
We continue our series putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
The tellers for the Noes were Christopher Chope and Chris Green. The last major Tory rebellion against Government Covid policy was 53 strong.
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.
Iain Dale: How many Cabinet members would make your fantasy Cabinet? I count five. And it gets worse…
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.