Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
“There’s a lot of focus on women in boardrooms…But this is not the place where business is being re-imagined.”
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
If change was needed at the whips’ office, it isn’t at all clear why it was this change.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
What does their selection reveal about the Government’s priorities? And why are some other rising stars missing?
Downing Street had hoped that this generation would be more personally loyal to the Prime Minister.
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.
The last of our profiles looks at a region that witnessed another Liberal Democrat extinction event and the undoing of the People’s Army.