The presence of four Labour Leavers helped the UK to avoid a customs union – but their absence on a more minor amendment produced a Government defeat.
That’s ten gone from the front bench or CCHQ – and it would be surprising were there not more today.
Frank Field, Kate Hoey, Graham Stringer and Kelvin Hopkins voted with the Government.
The flashpoint appears to have been the Brexit supporter’s comments about Airbus. His replacement must be chosen by a full democratic ballot.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
Nineteen Members of Parliament have so far declared publicly.
Near the heart of a decision that both approved was a distrust of the style of politics pursued by the Chancellor’s predecessor.
Pledges on this scale cannot be delivered in this Commons without Conservative consensus. They can only be charmed – not bullied – onto the statute book.
The number of rebels has risen; it is concentrated among post-2005 intake Tories, and in seats that are either marginal or were until recently.
Tory MPs would have forced changes to Osborne’s tax credit plan in any event. Are they really up for the tough decisions that deficit reduction requires?
Another region, another strong Conservative result against a mismanaged Labour campaign plagued by local miseries.
The third piece in our series examines the four-way battle for the hearts and minds of voters in Wales.
Recent ConservativeHome authors James Wharton and Guto Bebb are present. Both expressed concern about the consequences for their areas of the offer to Scotland.
All the posts were elected unopposed – another sign of Tory MPs’ growing discipline.