The Class of 2019 makes up 29 per cent of the Parliamentary Conservative Party.
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In 2010, Eric Pickles gave my intake the benefit of his experience. Now, in turn, I offer a few lessons I’ve picked up.
James to leave Parliament after finding her association don’t want her to continue as their candidate
Her letter to the Prime Minister emphasise that ‘we agreed on just about everything apart from Brexit…I trust in your One Nation outlook’.
The South Ribble MP’s departure is a surprise – as is the fact that a shortlist to replace her has been agreed in secret before her news was announced.
If MPs carry on delaying Brexit, they risk the most savage ravaging of their reputation since the expenses scandal
It is time for the Commons to stop telling us what it’s against and to show what it’s for, which ought to be: this deal.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
“Sooner or later there will have to be a general election, and then there will be a reckoning.”
Many are choosing to depart at an age which would have been very unusual in earlier times, and each gives Johnson a new chance to reshape the parliamentary party.
“As always my door is open to all colleagues…”
Sir Malcolm Rifkind says there only needs to be “a small number” who rebel, and “it seems likely the numbers are there”.
The strategist who has entered Downing Street, and the Brexiteer ‘Spartan’ who has opted to stay on the backbenches, have history and some shared qualities.
Hammond, Lidington, Gauke, Stewart – now all gone. The full roll call of MPs who have resigned from May’s ministry.
It’s 21 Ministers and counting this year alone, and over 50 in all over the course of this Government.
The 17 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the Government on prorogation – and the ministers who failed to vote
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
The False Friend, The Stitch-Up, The Spoiler…our guide to all the cunning tactical voting options available to Tory MPs
Inevitably at this stage of the contest, rumours and allegations start to fly of clever-clever schemes, whizzo wheezes and dirty tricks.
Predictably, some MPs apparently think it can all be left down to them to settle now. But it can’t, and it mustn’t. Country and party deserve a full contest.