By the way, it is a travesty that the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Leader of the House aren’t full members.
Posts Tagged: Mark Spencer MP
Our Cabinet League Table: Sunak top, Johnson down again, Patel up – and Williamson and Jenrick in negative territory
That’s the Prime Minister’s lowest score since he entered Downing Street for the first time last summer.
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 Government has a new star.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
Reshuffle 3) Chris White: It isn’t just Ministers who get fired. A third of SpAds are set to lose their jobs.
There will be some bruised personalities on the backbenches who will need careful managing over the next few months, and I hear that Spencer is already on the job.
Iain Dale: My reshuffle predictions. The Prime Minister believes he has delivered for his supporters – and now owes them nothing.
Plus: A sofa, two dogs, no cup of tea – and my Brexit evening. And: the pre-eminence of Policy Exchange.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.
Profile: Mark Spencer – the power behind the reshuffle and the man who disciplined the Brexit rebels
The Chief Whip is a farmer who recognises that “a lame ewe needs to be put down”.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
Our last pre-election Cabinet League Table. It’s a near-tie at the top: Javid, Gove, Johnson, in that order.
Whilst individual ministers rise and fall, overall the Government goes to the polls with a lot of goodwill from grassroots Conservatives.
Not a good month for the Foreign Secretary, who slips from third place to eighth. But this is probably just due to the rising popularity of others.
Brexiteers retain their stranglehold on the top of the chart, but there is a general downward drift. Is it a foretaste of what might happen if we fail to leave the EU next month?
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.