The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
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Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
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.
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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.
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The Health Secretary answered questions about the NHS with equal confidence.
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?
Ministers proclaim that social reform is patriotic.
The Health Secretary adds that the funding has already been found for six of them. Thirty-four more are pledged in the next decade.
Do voters distrust Johnson on the healthcare? Sure. But Labour is no longer seen as “the party of the NHS”, either.
The latter’s NHS myth is fading as time passes, and younger people bring their consumer viewpoint to their use of public services.
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.
Control, cost and consistency all make a huge difference for patients, staff and their families both in the service and for social care.
Javid pips Johnson and Rees-Mogg to the top of the podium in our first Cabinet League Table of the new Government
Meanwhile Ruth Davidson, so often one of the highest-scoring politicians, is at the bottom of the chart after her row with Johnson and strong line against No Deal.
A rolling list of all the senior members of the new Government. As we write, we have the Cabinet list plus those entitled to attend.