Peerages for Ben Houchen, Kulveer Ranger and Shaun Bailey. Knighthoods for Jacob Rees-Mogg and Simon Clarke. Priti Patel becomes a Dame.
This vote must be chalked up as a convincing win for Sunak – and a sign that Johnson and Truss have less support among their colleagues than one might have thought.
They described Johnson as a “dictator”, and want a local champion. The Conservatives have now selected their candidate.
We must use our new freedoms to tackle agricultural practices which conflict with the values of the British people.
Both her communications style and her parliamentary career have been shaped by an outspoken desire to take us out of the EU.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
“I am sorry we saw so many councillors lose their seats…often for no fault of their own” but “this is not an issue about me,” the Prime Minister replies.
The Labour leader left it to a Tory backbencher to try to defenestrate her.
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
The Brexiteer backbencher argues the EU is “starting to get a reality check now” about the real possibility of inflexibility causing No Deal.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.