It’s our last Cabinet League Table before polling day. Next month we will in all likelihood be looking at a new line-up – at the very least, the Prime Minister will need a new Welsh Secretary. Here are a few takeaways:
- Javid back in front. Last month was the only one of the new Government in which the Chancellor hasn’t topped our table, and this month he returns to what is becoming his traditional position. Are Tory members fans of his new spending plans?
- Patel closes in on the podium. The Home Secretary has been front and centre in an election campaign with a strong immigration and law and order focus, and has climbed a few places in our table this month – almost to the top three.
- Rees-Mogg falls away. Having been sidelined from the campaign after his deeply ill-judged Grenfell comments, it is perhaps not a surprise that the Leader of the House, once something of a fan favourite, now finds himself in the lower half of the table after shedding more than 30 points.
- Cairns stays in the black. It says something about the level of goodwill the grassroots harbour towards this Government that Boris Johnson’s first ministerial resignation still departs with a net positive score.
- Scotland still vacant. At this point it seems worth noting that this was yet another month in which there is no formal Scottish Conservative leader to place in our table.