We reveal who will sit on the Communities and Local Government, Environment and Rural Affairs, Justice, Public Accounts and Science and Technology committees.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
David Mowat is the Member of Parliament for Warrington South. It is widely accepted that the world must reduce carbon emissions. The Energy Bill, which received its third reading, last week, facilitates the UK’s efforts in this regard and I was pleased to support it. However, it is clear that since we produce only 2% […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter A number of Tory MPs led by Damian Collins have come together to propose a new industrial strategy for Britain. Mr Collins explains how the approach recommended by him and his colleagues is different from the industrial strategy of the 1970s and also a mythical laissez-faire policy: "The industrial strategy […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter 8.45pm Update by Matthew Barrett: I have now learned which candidates are being backed by the traditional organisations on the right of the Conservative Party, such as the No Turning Back group. I have highlighted these in purple. *** The following have been returned unopposed:- Chairman: GRAHAM BRADY Vice-Chairman: CHARLES […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter I recently profiled the 2020 and Free Enterprise groups of Tory MPs. Those two groups are formed by ideology: MPs are attracted to the groups because, in the case of the Free Enterprise Group, members wish to open up markets and make Britain business-friendly enough to compete with other world class economies. The 2020's […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter Traditionally, after a Budget speech, high-profile MPs speak in the debate that follows, to give their verdict on the Budget. Compiled below are some of the most significant contributions. Firstly, Andrew Tyrie, the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, raised his concerns about the Government's proposed scheme for banks to […]
David Mowat is the Member of Parliament for Warrington South. As an MP in his fifties, who has spent his professional life in the private sector, I have lost count of the number of conversations I have had recently about pension under-provision. To say that the industry is mistrusted is an understatement. This really matters. […]
David Mowat is Conservative MP for Warrington South and a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee. Today the Government’s new Scotland Bill will receive its Second Reading in Parliament. The Bill will bring into law a number of provisions which were recommended by the 2009 Calman Report on Devolution. Many of the provisions are […]
Here is the latest in our series of Twenty Questions with members of the Class of 2010… David Mowat was elected MP for Warrington South with a majority of 1,553. 1. What is your earliest political memory? An SNP MP was keen to marry a cousin of mine in the early 70’s. In an attempt […]
During his maiden speech last Wednesday, Richard Graham, who gained Gloucester from Labour, spoke about the perils of youth unemployment: “We are a great working city which now has record youth unemployment and too many families with no working role model—in fact, there are occasionally three generations living entirely off benefits. I believe that everyone […]