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.
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MPs, you may successfully argue that you are a ‘trustee’ and not a ‘delegate. But we will defend your Association’s right to take a different view.
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.
Here is Conservative Voice’s eight-point programme for a reformed Party Board, Conference and constitutional structure.
Conservative leadership election result, Parliamentary stage, fifth round. Johnson and Hunt go through. Gove loses out by two votes.
In the end, Tory MPs plumped for safety rather than risk, as they see it – and that meant putting through the Foreign Secretary against Johnson.
Gove gets his breakthrough moment. Now for the big choice. What sort of final do Conservative MPs really want?
A noisy one with the Environment Secretary, or a quieter one with the Foreign Secretary? Javid’s backers must think hard.
Stewart’s voters are the most hostile to Johnson. Will they switch disproportionately to the man they may think is best placed to give the front-runner a hard time?
He could survive tomorrow’s ballot. If he doesn’t, his supporters will have to ask themselves what sort of final they want.
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.
The contest that returned Cameron took over six months. Parties in opposition have the luxuxy of time. Parties in government do not – especially this one.
Three meetings with the ’22 each year, with no questions allowed, are simply not sufficient. Even Corbyn engages more than this.
Instability versus inflexibility – and the case for changing the Conservative leadership challenge rules
The easiest course for 1922 Executive Committtee members to take is to put a decision off. Here’s why that should be avoided.
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.
Precisely because it would be a rather unnecessary addition to the current deal, it is hard to argue that the proposal would be a disaster for Brexit.