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Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
Peter Franklin: Introducing GovOpposition. How the Tories can reinvent themselves in office. And who’s doing it best.
While the responsibilities of government must be shouldered, there’s no doubting the need for a time of renewal – one as profound as in any period of opposition.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
It’s personal low in the run-up to the Budget. Meanwhile, Gove gets within a single point of beating Davidson for the top spot.
All credit to her. She’s the first prime minister since Tony Blair to do one phone-in outside an election period. They always carry a slight risk for a politician.
This simple step would provide a huge boost to services which help the most vulnerable, at no cost to the taxpayer and with no risk to the National Lottery.
Johnson leads our Next Tory Leader category…but makes no progress in our Cabinet League Table. The reason? He divides opinion.
Davis, Gove, and Fallon make up the top three again, but satisfaction levels overall are low. And Davidson is out-polling every Cabinet member.
Members seem to agree that the Prime Minister has staged a mild recovery over the summer.
Rudd falls with him, May is almost out of negative territory…and Davidson continues to soar up, up and away.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.