The former Chairman of the Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee relates how they collaborated to win support for Britain’s Olympic bid.
Posts Tagged: Select Committees
Conservative Select Committee election results. A squeeze on places, “Very high turnout” – and some prominent losers.
Ability, popularity with colleagues and specialist knowledge seem to have mattered more in these elections than intake or ideology.
The Electoral Reform Society calculates that a tiny change in votes would have given May a bare majority last spring. But how much difference would this have made?
Iain Dale: The biggest gossip in politics is interviewed by the biggest gossip in politics and names the biggest gossip in politics
Plus: The decline of books. Morgan sees off the cult of Mogg. Why I won’t fly RyanAir. And: As I reach a significant birthday, I mull writing my autobiography…
They already elect their chairmen and there will be fewer trips abroad – at least when the Commons is sitting. That means more scrutiny of what Ministers are up to.
Zac Goldsmith: Why I seek to become Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee
Brexit brings unique challenges and opportunities. And my background in campaigning on environmental issues equips me for the job.
Over two-thirds of Tory MPs have joined the Commons since 2010. Now they are starting to flex their muscles.
Commentators underestimated our growth potential before the referendum – and some are still doing so.
Eight of the ten were Leavers. And a certain diehard opponent of Brexit didn’t make the cut.
We will want to offer Parliament’s view of the extent of prerogative, and where we believe overt Parliamentary endorsement will be in the country’s interest.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.
From Reggie to Dessie: “She covered her face, not her privates – the former being more recognisable nationally.”
In which a Minister of State at the Department International Development wobbles past on a bicycle sporting only a panama hat in Yeomanry colours.
The SNP are now entitled to substantial committee representation. If EVEL is to mean anything, it must extend beyond the chamber.
Charlotte Leslie MP: An appeal to my Labour colleagues. The public needs to see this NHS report – so let’s agree it.
After taking so much evidence, drafting a report and considering so many amendments, we should all now meet the responsibility placed on us.
Plus: The girls who went to Syria shouldn’t be prosecuted. Gorgeous Umanna. Kensington selects. LibDems wriggle. And: will UKIP win more than five seats?