Sir Malcolm Rifkind says there only needs to be “a small number” who rebel, and “it seems likely the numbers are there”.
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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.
Cleverly withdraws from the race: “I asked them to make a leap of faith…MPs weren’t comfortable with such a move”
“Despite much support, particularly from our party’s grassroots…it has become clear that it is highly unlikely that I would progress to the final two candidates.”
Three meetings with the ’22 each year, with no questions allowed, are simply not sufficient. Even Corbyn engages more than this.
Despite a three-line whip, only 133 Tory MPs actually voted with the Government. Several members of the Cabinet did not vote.
Nicky Morgan: Our One Nation group of MPs is fighting back against an attempt to hijack the Conservative Party
We are not a party within a party. We simply want to remind our fellow citizens that there are Conservative MPs who want to heal, not perpetuate, divisions.
The Grantham and Stamford MP leaves the Conservative benches, to a cry of “Nick, don’t go” from one of his colleagues.
Indicative votes 8) Customs Union. 33 Conservatives for. 235 against. It was the option that came closest to passing.
Those who voted in favour included Clarke, Herbert and Mitchell. Those against, Hollinrake, Lee and Norman.
Those who voted in favour included Boles, Collins and Morgan. Those against, Atkins, Buckland and Green.
Those who voted in favour included two Foreign Office Ministers, Alan Duncan and Mark Field.
The Letwin plan has not exactly delivered the promised clarity. Instead, the Commons has again said what it does not want.