It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
Posts Tagged: Sam Gyimah MP
And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
He explains why he believes Gyimah, his former PPS, and others are making a mistake in switching to the Liberal Democrats.
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
“I resigned from a Ministerial job because of Brexit…the stark reality I had to face is that the Conservatives are in a different place.”
Ex-Tory MPs split three ways on the question of compelling advisers to publish private correspondence
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
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.
He won’t be drawn on the method by which this might be achieved – or whether they might include a no confidence vote.
His campaign was slow to start, and sometimes misfired. But he found his voice, is part of a Johnson future – and is back on the up.
Opposition Day Brexit motion. The ten Tory MPs who voted with Labour. The eight Labour MPs who voted with the Tories.
The Government won by 11 votes, 298 to 309, in a setback for Letwin – though the result doesn’t guarantee No Deal any more than a vote the other way would barred it.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
Gyimah withdraws: “Having entered the race at such a late stage, there has not been enough time to build sufficient support”
The second referendum supporter appears to be the latest person culled by the 1922 Committee’s higher nomination threshold.