In a nice piece of constitutional give-and-take, a more loyal minister-class makes for a potentially more troublesome set of Tory Select Committee chairmen.
Those who wish to wear fur and those who do not will both benefit from clearer labelling of fur products, backed up with stronger enforcement.
The former Chairman of the Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee relates how they collaborated to win support for Britain’s Olympic bid.
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?
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.
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.
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.