The Prime Minister has also chosen not to tinker with the whips, in contrast to the habit of both his predecessors.
Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
The chairs of the 1922 Policy Boards are joined by a range of MPs and peers, all of whom will aid Skidmore’s work.
Seven MPs and three peers will oversee the work of policy innovation.
That the MP for Corby feels able to accept an office vacated over opposition to Chequers illustrates division amongst the Brexiteers.
Also, a balanced Parliamentary Party requires a diverse pipeline of candidates – this means diversity of background and thought.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
This week we examine another region where the main parties fought themselves to a stalemate, whilst UKIP positioned themselves for future success.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Conservative Friends of Israel is an influential affiliate group of the Conservative Party which contains perhaps the largest number of Conservative MPs of any group in Parliament. It exists to promote understanding of and support for the State of Israel in the Conservative Party, and its membership reaches the […]
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 […]