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Not much change from end-November to end-December ratings for most of the shadow cabinet but one notable movement is the accelerated rise of Sayeeda Warsi.  When we first rated the Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion and Social Action members were very unimpressed.  19% were satisfied with her and 39% dissatisfied.  People were surprised at her rapid elevation to the Lords and concerned at her loose talk about extremists.

Steadily she is improving her standing.  In the end-December rating the proportion of members satisfied with Baroness Warsi has risen to 47% and the dissatisfieds has dropped to 29%.

In the last month Baroness Warsi captured the headlines with her high profile visit to Khartoum to help free the ‘Teddy Bear Teacher’.  She also gave a well-received speech that challenged Muslim groups to integrate more effectively and also wrote for The Telegraph, arguring that "Christmas is for everyone to celebrate".

The numbers below are for the final weeks of August, September, October, November and December:

  1. David Davis +79% | +78% | +83% | +88% | +88%
  2. William Hague +76% | +71% | +84% | +88% | +87%
  3. George Osborne +24% | +7% | +79% | +85% | +81%
  4. Liam Fox +49% | +46% | +65% | +69% | +71%
  5. Michael Gove +40% | +30% | +53% | +61% | +58%
  6. Chris Grayling +36% | +29% | +47% | +59% | +58%
  7. Alan Duncan +40% | +28% | +47% | +51% | +55%
  8. Lord Strathclyde +43% | +40% | +48% | +54% | +54%
  9. Andrew Lansley +20% | +24% | +43% | +45% | +46%
  10. Eric Pickles +31% | +27% | +38% | +41% | +45%
  11. Nick Herbert +19% | +19% | +38% | +41% | +44%
  12. Philip Hammond +17% | +14% | +36% | +42% | +42%
  13. Pauline Neville-Jones +15% | +11% | +25% | +38% | +38%
  14. Caroline Spelman +34% | +27% | +24% | +30% | +32%
  15. Patrick McLoughlin +9% | +2% | +27% | +28% | +29%
  16. Peter Ainsworth +8% | +3% | +16% | +22% | +23%
  17. Oliver Letwin -6% | -14% | +17% | +23% | +21%
  18. Jeremy Hunt +10% | +7% | +19% | +20% | +21%
  19. Andrew Mitchell +10% | +5% | +19% | +20% | +19%
  20. Owen Paterson +10% | +9% | +16% | +17% | +18%
  21. Sayeeda Warsi -20% | -14% | -4% | -2% | +18%
  22. Cheryl Gillan +3% | +3% | +10% | +14% |+16%
  23. Theresa May +8% | +2% | +6% | +20% | +15%
  24. Theresa Villers +7% | +5% | +9% | +14% | +14%
  25. David Willetts -1% | -14% | +3% | +7% | +13%
  26. Francis Maude -10% | -16% | -2% | +5% | +4%
  27. David Mundell -6% | -11% | -3% | +3% | +2%

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