If we don’t learn lessons, then the Party runs a real risk of repeating this result at the next general election more widely.
Plus: incompetence, resignations, non-resignations, reputations, my holiday, Any Questions and Finkelstein’s book.
Conservative backbenchers must choose today between two candidates who at first glance at least have much in common.
The result was as expected, and the winner kept his comments tight and spare. But there’s a job at the Brit Awards awaiting Cheryl Gillan.
But no fun at all for May and Hammond.
Nominations close, 17.00, Monday June 10th. First ballot on Thursday 13th June, from 10am to 12pm.
The Farnham Herald reports that the Foreign Secretary “announced his candidature to a packed audience at his ‘political update’ talk at the festival at 11am
Brandon Lewis has ruled himself out. The new Prime Minister should be chosen by the end of July.
Sir Graham Brady, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Dame Cheryl Gillan, and Sir Chris Chope gain well deserved recognition.
Within the autism community, almost eight in ten will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. The NHS must provide better support.
The Parliamentary Party has just been through two divisive experiences, and there was evidently no appetite for a third.
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Cheryl Gillan, Sir Edward Leigh and Chris Chope will all be removed from the Parliamentary delegation today.
Some wanted to give the people a say – but one MP even argued that doing so would be “an intrinsic corruption of our democracy”.