Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
An MP, councillors, party officers, and donors have received an array of awards.
He seems to have been the most impressive performer – “very professional”, said one source. “Surprised on the upside” said another.
She’s keen to stress that she isn’t Cameron’s candidate. And there may be an element of women-voting-for-women on the Labour side.
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Stop me if you've heard it already, but ConservativeHome has the crucial detail from the Tory awayday – namely, that Robert Buckland's table won the quiz at yesterday evening's dinner. Take a bow, too, Henry Bellingham, Nicky Morgan and Christopher Pincher, whose knowledge, according to my source, won the […]
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 Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter Lists of how Conservative MPs vote on "moral" issues have a perennial fascination (since they tend to divide more evenly than Labour ones.) Some vote for reasons of principle alone; others, particularly senior ones, want to show a bit of ankle to the party's right or the liberal media […]
It was Scottish questions yesterday. Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell asked about the block grant: "Largely as a result of this Government’s reckless tax and spend approach, the Scottish block grant has, indeed, grown to twice the size of 10 years ago. Despite some implausibly optimistic forecasts in the Budget, it is […]
It was Treasury questions yesterday. Shadow Chancellor George Osborne poured scorn on the Budget growth forecasts: "As the Chancellor knows, the growth forecasts that he gave us in the Budget last week, which predicted a return to boom levels of growth in just two years, and that the economy would stay at those boom levels, […]
Tory Justice spokesman Henry Bellingham MP made these remarks earlier today, during a debate of whether a Catholic should be able to marry into the Royal succession: "I wish the bishops in this country would stand up and put a stronger case for Anglicanism. All too often, they take the easy way out and, rather […]
Yesterday the House of Commons hosted Treasury Questions. Justine Greening, MP for Putney and a Shadow Treasury Minister, asked about loans to small businesses: "For the 1,500 people losing their jobs and the 60 small businesses going bust every single day, the Government are not tackling the recession. The Government’s small business loan guarantee scheme […]