The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
Used properly, stretch targets have the effect of galvanising the level of culture change, ambition, pace and delivery which is needed.
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.
Let’s get a good deal, let’s end the toxic tribalism affecting our parties and our politics, and start the healing.
Lords positions start to be appointed, as Commons roles continue to be filled by the new Prime Minister.
Here is a Leader of the Opposition who cannot see an open goal without tapping the ball gently in the wrong direction.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Many will hope that Gove and Hunt duke it out in a constructive way for the right to take on the man who is the clear winner from the week’s events.
The call was a genuine consultation, floating policy ideas and testing the response, rather than just a PR pitch. But the clock is ticking.
The list includes the three who resigned from the Government this evening – and Green, one of the Prime Minister’s oldest allies.
Our party owns this crisis. If we honour the referendum we can shape the next decade. If we don’t then chaos – and Corbyn – await.
By longstanding convention the Speaker casts his vote for the status quo. But would he?
Halfon and Stevenson join the Europhile ultras in a very near miss for the Government.
Two of them, Sarah Newton and Paul Masterton, were members of the Government, and have resigned.
Freeman joins the rebellion. But the amendment fell by 321 to 298.