Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Our candidates realise we have to start early. We have regular dates set well in advance to get out on the pavement.
That the MP for Corby feels able to accept an office vacated over opposition to Chequers illustrates division amongst the Brexiteers.
Meanwhile, Leave campaigners are pitching targeted messages to voters from a non-EU background.
They are expected to spend more money than ever before next year – thanks in part to a simplified visa system.
Plus: The irresistible Andrew Kennedy. Labour’s Rochester & Strood failure. Where’s a) Mo Ansar? b) Helen Grant c) The Bow Group? In praise of Andrew Neil. And: Lots of bad language
It is time for ministers to run with the ball.
Watch out for Sajid Javid, Esther McVey, Liz Truss, Nicky Morgan and Karen Bradley.
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Having reshaped his Cabinet substantially last summer – sacking two Cabinet Ministers in the process – David Cameron is unlikely to do so again during this one. This is because to do so would both risk destabilising his already fractious Parliamentary Party, and offend his instinct to keep changes […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Following on from the last few days' rolling blogs, I have below a final list of the MPs (and Baroness Warsi) appointed as Ministers for each department. I have put new appointments in bold. Cabinet Office Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General – Rt Hon Francis Maude MP […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter Of the Parliamentary groupings founded by MPs after the 2010 general election, the 2020 group is perhaps the least understood. Channel 4's Michael Crick and the FT (£) covered its launch during conference last year. Those two reports implied the 2020 group was a centre-left grouping pre-occupied with "countering the […]
By Jonathan IsabyFollow Jonathan on Twitter Concerns from Tory MPs about the sentencing aspects of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill have been well covered, not least with Philip Davies' ConHome piece on the topic yesterday. He repeated those concerns in a speech during yesterday's Second Reading debate on the bill, and […]
Helen Grant is filling the not inconsiderable shoes of Ann Widdecombe as the new Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald. In her maiden speech on Monday, apart from paying tribute to her predecessor, she took the opportunity to set out her vision for promoting social mobility: "I want to say something about social mobility. […]