Suella Fernades was runner-up.
After the process was cancelled before Christmas, the search for a candidate is now back on.
The local Association apparently tried to shortlist a candidate who is not on the approved list.
With: David Mundell’s non-flag. £4.50 for an egg mayonnaise roll. Justice for Rob Wilson. Swearing from Lord Ashcroft. And: How will we all survive without the Bow Group?
The Treasury Select Committee is right to resist the Government’s plan to empower HMRC to raid bank accounts without the permission of a court.
All in all, a good day for the Centre-Left of the Tory Party, lots of change at the Whips Office…and what the lobbies are bound to see as the demotion of housing.
Brooks Newmark MP is MP for Braintree and a member of the Treasury Select Committee. Last year, I travelled to Bosnia and, while in Sarajevo, visited the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). This unique and highly effective organisation has revolutionised the international community’s approach to addressing the issue of missing persons. In doing so, […]
By Peter HoskinFollow Peter on Twitter With the Budget less than a couple of weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to collect some of the recommendations being put to George Osborne by Tory parliamentarians. Of course, the parliamentarians listed below may want other measures too – and there may be other parliamentarians […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. plus a Liberal Democrat… …and the inimitable Tom Harris.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. After today's 1922 Committee elections, Robert Buckland has been elected Joint-Secretary (replacing Karen Bradley, an Assistant Whip) and Simon Hart and Karl McCartney have also been elected to the Executive, replacing George Hollingbery (now PPS to Theresa May) and Simon Kirby (now PPS to Hugh Robertson). A few results of […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Guido Fawkes has a list of new Conservative members of Select Committees, from Graham Brady's office. Mr Brady explains: "For the following committees I have received the same number of nominations as there are vacancies, the following are therefore elected". The appointments are: Communities and Local Government John Stevenson […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter The Forty. The 301. The 2020. These are some of the groups formed by Conservative MPs after the last general election. Most are largely made up of, or driven by, 2010-intake MPs. Over the next few weeks, I'll be profiling some of these groups. Today, we kick off with the […]
Two Conservative MPs clashed in the Commons last Friday. Tory whip Brooks Newmark spoke for about an hour on localism, in favour of Alistair Burt's Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill. Douglas Carswell suspected that he was filibustering in order to stop discussion of his own bill on an in/out referendum on the EU. The […]
Well over one 150,000 people have been killed, at least nine million people are internally displaced and two and a half million refugees.