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Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
He was Theresa May’s PPS when she was Home Secretary, and has also been her PPS since she became Prime Minister.
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.
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
“Now I think about what I can do, instead of what I can’t”.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. The Daily Mail this morning reports on the 118 Conservative MPs who have written to constituents indicating their opposition to gay marriage proposals. The Mail says "Their opposition has been expressed in letters and emails sent to constituents who have contacted them with their own concerns", and points out that […]
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 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 The 301 group is perhaps the most active and important group of backbench Tory MPs. Tim Montgomerie reported last week that three MPs - Charlie Elphicke, George Hollingbery and Priti Patel – want to organise a candidate to be elected to the 1922 Committee's executive who will give the '22 a focus […]
George Hollingbery is the Member of Parliament for Meon Valley. His article is the last in a seven part series of articles by Conservative MPs, each discussing the Coalition's policies to get more people into good homes. We all know there’s a problem with housing in the UK. Demand for housing outstrips supply. Yet, despite good progress under […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter The company Key Business Insight's "Commons Performance Cockpit" ranks MPs by their total cost – that is, staffing costs, travel expenses, office costs, salary, and so on. The majority of the 50 "most efficient" MPs, in terms of total cost, are Conservatives. The top 50 "most efficient" MPs between […]
George Hollingbery is the Member of Parliament for Meon Valley. Policing is never far from the news and with the publication this week of the Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report into policing across England and Wales it has hit the headlines again. But behind the predictable TV sound-bites about police cuts, the report sets […]