Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
Posts Tagged: Johnny Mercer MP
Luke Evans: The virus – and why the litigation nightmare that haunts our servicemen now also threatens our doctors
Defensive medicine may intellectually go against years of training and logic, but it keeps us legally protected. But it might not work in these wartime conditions.
Four in five of our party member respondents say yes. Hunt is top choice to come in from outside – but there’s no strong support for any non-member.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury wins decisively with over half the vote. Johnny Mercer was the runner up, with more than a quarter.
There is not only an overwhelming moral case for supporting ex-servicemen and women, but a strong political one too.
Iain Dale: Don’t mention the war, please. Why Johnson was wrong to suggest Hammond and company are collaborators.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
In a field this crowded and with an electorate so, er, sophisticated, make no assumptions about which names will be forwarded to Party members.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
Also: Mercer resigns over Government’s handling of historical allegations against veterans; and Welsh health minister fends off no-confidence vote after latest scandal.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The unbearable spectacle of a tormented Prime Minister pretending things are fine
May’s bogus jollity has become intolerable.
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.
Plus: Farage and my evenings. Edinburgh and my show. Notre Dame, fire, Macron – and recovery? And: Javid’s emotional intelligence.
Also: Eleven candidates prepare to fight Newport West by-election; Trimble hints that backstop changes could be enough; and more.
Johnny Mercer: Reform the leadership rules. MPs should present members with a final four candidates, not two.
That way we would have a proper contest, focused on the future and the full range of issues. And our hardworking members would have a real choice.