This intake represents over a quarter of all Conservative MPs. It will have a huge impact on the outlook and culture of Parliament as a whole.
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I’m looking forward to helping put some local and national issues on the table when I make mine later today.
We suggest that the state coach wends its way from Buckingham Palace to York along the slow lane of the A1 – via Finchley Road, Brent Cross and the Doncaster by-pass.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
Mark Francois: On January 31, let Big Ben ring out to celebrate our new age of national independence
If you agree, then I urge you to write to your MP and ask them to sign Early Day Motion No. 2 as well.
There is a separate-but-related debate on whether the number of seats should also be reduced.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
What you may have missed about the Conservative Manifesto 5) Johnson has neither forgiven nor forgotten the Supreme Court
He will remember Lady Hale and her swipe over “girly swots”. More pertinently, he will have in mind the court’s constitutionally illterate decision over prorogation.
In 2010, Eric Pickles gave my intake the benefit of his experience. Now, in turn, I offer a few lessons I’ve picked up.
David Davis: When it comes to terror, elected MPs must have the final say on human rights – not judges
Government and Parliament must limit judicial discretion in cases where there is a proven and ongoing risk to the public.
Ministers should avoid sweeping changes and primary legislation, but there are a number of careful reforms to be made to address problems highlighted by Brexit.
Congratulations to Hoyle – the new Speaker. He pledges to “polish away” the tarnish of the Bercow era.
This Commons has been excoriated over Brexit, but nothing becomes it like its ending. By putting Hoyle and Bryant in the final, it turned its back on the Bercow era.
But Laing’s 127 votes have to divide roughly five to one if he is to beat Hoyle – who therefore remains favourite.
Laing has 122 votes, Bryant 120. Unless the candidates who withdraw transfer disproportionately to one of them, Hoyle seems to be home and dry.
Matt Kilcoyne: The Conservative manifesto. Wooing Labour heartlands with socialist policy is a doomed strategy.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.