The first of our mini-series on the road to Brexit recalls the watershed moment when the idea entered the political mainstream.
However, a clear majority of Tory-UKIP switchers said that a Conservative overall majority was their preferred outcome.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter My series profiling the backbench groups of Tory MPs has so far mainly featured groups founded or mostly composed of 2010 intake MPs. Last time, I looked at the Thatcherite No Turning Back group, founded in the 1980s. This week's group is somewhere between the two. The Cornerstone Group is […]
Bob Spink MP: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I wonder whether you could advise me on how I can inform the House that I have, as of today, resigned the Conservative Whip because the party has failed to deal with serious criminal and other irregularities in my constituency. Mr. Deputy Speaker: Order. […]
Conservative Bob Spink MP has initiated this EDM: "That this House should undertake root and branch modernisation of the way hon. Members organise, staff and pay for their offices and how they are remunerated for carrying out their various duties; believes that hon. Members should get no expenses at all, excepting essential job travel at […]
"That this House congratulates and thanks special constables on the work they do serving communities across Britain with dedication and professionalism; believes that the personal sacrifices made by individuals who serve as special constables deserve greater acknowledgement; therefore warmly welcomes the National Specials Weekend on 27th and 28th October; and calls on the Government and […]