Nineteen Conservative backbenchers spoke against the policy. It’s doubtful whether a top-down targets system will pass the Commons.
The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
More women. Fewer minorities. Lots of councillors and former candidates. And fewer married people. Our complete guide to the new intake of Tory MPs.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
A handful of gains from the Liberal Democrats do little to disguise a total stalemate between Labour and the Tories in this region.
The fourth in our series investigates the East of England, where the minor parties are making their presence felt in a traditional Tory-Labour front.
What I saw at this year’s conference makes me more confident than ever that the Conservatives can break through to black and minority ethnic voters.
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Richard Fuller is Member of Parliament for Bedford and Kempston. The promotion, nurturing and consolidation of democracy amongst the nations… Read more »
Two maiden speeches by members of the new Conservative intake this week have taken particular time to praise the work… Read more »