Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
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May’s damaged authority is having a beneficial side-effect – namely, freeing Tory MPs to think aloud about the Party’s future.
Those who voted against same-sex marriage were more likely to support Leadsom than those who voted for the legislation, whilst the opposite was true for Gove.
A vocal Brexiteer, a vocal critic of the Government’s plans, and two newly-elected MPs (Simon Clarke and Vicky Ford) were unsuccessful in the race.
Those who are left of party centre are breaking cover to attack ‘Mayism’, whilst Brexiteers seem to be rallying around the Prime Minister.
Iain Dale: Rudd to the Treasury, a Gove comeback, McLoughlin to quit. What may happen in the reshuffle.
Oh, and Timothy and Hill should be moved on from being co-Chiefs of Staff – the former to head up policy, the latter press.
They could even tie with Labour. If they build in their 2015 success (and learn from their 2016 disappointment) more seats are definitely within reach.
Chris Stevens: Working alongside Conservatives in the referendum campaign convinced me I should join them
Now I have switched from UKIP to the Conservative Group on the excellent Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.
The new Communities Secretary sees the construction of more homes as his priority. It is a daunting political mission.
Her camp wants to move on from the subject. Quite right. But she will find it hard to do so until she has put doubts about her commitment to rest.
By delaying the result until September, the Party Board believes it is a good idea for the United Kingdom to drift, rudderless, for another two months. Crisis, what crisis, eh?
Who backs whom.
If our new Prime Minister cannot get through a fortnight without promising money left, right and centre, how will he or she manage the negotiation?
For the final Parliamentary stage, it will be Gove v May or, more likely, Leadsom v May.
“We need to recognise that there is only one candidate in a position to unite our party.”