ConservativeHome has learnt that a reshuffle of middle-ranking frontbenchers is underway. More when we get it.
There’s nothing that the Westminster villagers like more than gossip about personalities. Reshuffle speculation always gets their juices flowing. This morning’s Sun diary (right) speculated that the party members’ favourite Tory – William Hague – might soon move into the much more politically potent position of Shadow Chancellor. Mr Hague would swap places with George […]
CCHQ has just announced that the following individuals have been appointed as Vice Chairmen of the Conservative Party: Justine Greening MP (Youth) Margot James (Women) – pictured Grant Shapps MP (Campaigning) Sayeeda Warsi (Cities) Announcing the appointments David Cameron said: “We are serious about building up an organisation that is not only world class at […]
The shadow cabinet are meeting in Birmingham today as part of David Cameron’s efforts to present the Conservative Party as a party for the whole nation. It would be good to hear from readers in the Midlands about the nature of TV/ radio/ newspaper coverage that this gesture receives. In the meantime Mr Cameron has […]
Average age of the Cabinet = 54Average age of the Shadow Cabinet = 46
The following further appointments have been made to the Shadow Cabinet today: Peter Ainsworth MPShadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Alan Duncan MPShadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Cheryl Gillan MPShadow Secretary of State for Wales Chris Grayling MPShadow Secretary of State for Transport Philip Hammond MPShadow Secretary of […]
David Lidington (one of Parliament’s nicest people) stays at Northern Ireland… Andrew Lansley (a supporter of David Cameron’s retreat on Patient’s Passports) stays at Health… Andrew Mitchell (Davis’ leadership campaign manager) stays at International Development… And, in a spectacular promotion for a new MP, Theresa Villiers becomes Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. TV was […]
David Willetts to Education…Alan Duncan to DTI…Chris Grayling to Transport…Theresa May to Leader of the House…Oliver Heald stays at Constitutional Affairs.
Hague is back as Shadow Foreign Secretary…Osborne stays Shadow Chancellor…Maude stays Chairman…Davis stays Shadow Home… The Davis appointment will be a bitter pill for Liam Fox who has been given defence. For more see BBCi here.
Bad news for Fox if true… David Cameron and IDS to launch social justice commission this afternoon… Lots and lots to blog!