This move will help advance the country’s technological infrastructure, as well as meaning Conservatives meet their ‘levelling up’ pledge.
They are five times more likely than average to develop mesothelioma, the disease most closely linked to inhalation of this deadly substance.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
Both men sit broadly on the centre-right of the Parliamentary Party. That there is no candidate from the centre-left is a sign of internal change.
The Prime Minister conducted himself like a benevolent monarch.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
It doesn’t seem to be complete yet, but here are as many of the appointments as have been released to date.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
He knows that he doesn’t have to be in Downing Street to ruin things. The mere threat of a Labour Government is enough to send nuclear investors running for cover.
David Morris is Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale. Follow David on Twitter. Yesterday's revelation about the Morecambe Bay cover-up sent shock waves through my constituency, and brought fresh pain to families already struggling to come to terms with devastating losses. There are many questions left to answer. The hospital must prove beyond doubt that […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in Parliament, Richard Bacon, a Conservative backbencher, tried to introduce a Bill which would repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. One of Mr Bacon's lines of argument was that the legal requirement for Ministers to amend legislation – without a vote in Parliament – in order to comply with European […]
David Morris is Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale (including the Heysham Nuclear Power Station) and he is Chairman of Conservative Friends of Nuclear Energy. Follow David on Twitter. I like to think of myself as an optimist but even my faith was shaken when I first heard that RWE and E.ON had put […]