It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
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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.
Although Brexit has not yet taken place, it has already had an admirably invigorating effect on Parliament.
Others applauded him for “straight-talking” and argued the proposal was about silencing concerns about immigration.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
Mostly Remainers. Almost all May supporters. Majority female. The 21 new intake MPs promoted to PPS.
What does their selection reveal about the Government’s priorities? And why are some other rising stars missing?
From Reggie to Dessie: It’s Mike Penning as Father Christmas – and carols led by Dr Coffey on a karaoke machine
Plus: Boris’s party is raided by the Vice and Drugs Squads. The Home Secretary says it was “a police operational decision”
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.