The author recounts how, despite the opposition of John Major and Conservative MEPs, he kept Boris Johnson on the candidates’ list.
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TheyWorkForYou doesn’t just give an incomplete picture of MPs’ behaviour – it changes it. And not always for the better.
Scrutiny is not an unalloyed good. In any given instance it may be better that, if it cannot be done properly, it is not done at all.
To me, he was the original blue-collar Conservative, embodying the values of an Essex man – of decency and hard work.
The Labour MP for East Ham speaks of an “unwavering ally on the government side” when he was defending the interests of the borough.
WATCH: ‘Rest in peace, my good friend, rest in peace’. Duddridge pays tribute to his constituency neighbour.
“He was sprightly, he was a secret gymgoer, a head full of floppy hair – I just felt there was more ahead of him than behind him.”
WATCH: Starmer – ‘I want to lean across and acknowledge the pain that’s felt on the opposite benches’
“Of course our differences matter… but today we’re reminded that what we have in common matter far more.”
WATCH: ‘He was also one of the nicest, kindest and most gentle individuals ever to grace these benches’
“We will not allow the manner of Sir David’s death in any way to detract from his accomplishments”, says Boris Johnson.
The Prime Minister will lead speeches of tribute to the former MP for Southend West later this afternoon.
MPs know only too well that there is a limit to the protection that they can receive – or create for themselves and their families.
Bim Afolami: MPs’ plight. Trolls, terrorists and thugs account for much of it. But some our problems are of our own making.
We need to stand up for the value of Parliament and of spending time there improving and working on legislation.
Daniel Hannan: Powdered wigs, knee breeches, frock coats – all part of a vanished age. But I rejoice that male MPs must still wear ties.
The Speaker recognises that formal attire serves an important purposes, for legislator and official alike. If only his predecessors had done so.
The Labour leader found, as did Howard, Cameron and May, that it is very difficult to control Johnson’s animal spirits.
David Simmonds: The Nationality and Borders Bill must ensure our immigration system is firm but fair
We must create a system which is tough on people smugglers, but ensures we extend hospitality to the most needy and vulnerable.
Bella Wallersteiner: As a parliamentary staffer, I’m appalled by the double standards on who has to wear a mask
Furthermore, I will not attend the Conservative Party Conference if vaccine passports are required.
The Government’s scheme is deeply problematic and there’s a potential Commons majority against it.