The speeding up of turnover rates has almost nothing to do with shifts to the right or left, and much more to do with wider cultural change in Parliament.
UKIP look set to hand Labour a string of critical marginals in the close-fought two way battle for this region.
The less experience first-time MPs have of fighting a seat, the more likely they are to quit.
One in his first term, one in his fifth, each intends to depart the green benches next year.
But Cameron too often sinks to his opponent’s petty partisan level.
Chumocracy, long working hours and horrendous social media abuse all contribute, he tells the BBC’s Daily Politics.
The Erewash MP’s departure raises serious question for the party on how to retain female MPs.
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 Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Here is a selection of the arguments that Tory MPs made during yesterday's debate on limiting the increase in benefits to 1% for each of the next three years. The Government's overall policies help those on low incomes: "The Opposition have argued that this uprating of 1% will impact […]
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 […]
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter Yesterday, Jessica Lee MP (Erewash) secured a Westminster Hall debate on the issue of adoption. Adoption levels in the UK, she said "should cause alarm bells to ring" after only 60 children out of 3,660 in care were placed in homes. Lee said it was crucial to "seize the opportunity", and […]
by Paul Goodman Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon) returned to Labour's debt legacy – "The shadow Chancellor was wrong blindly to dismiss what is happening in the gilt markets. I read the yield curve this morning, just as he did, and it is clear that 10-year gilts yields are low at the moment. If the market believed […]
Here are excerpts from four more maiden speeches delivered during Thursday’s debate on poverty. Tracey Crouch, who gained Chatham and Aylesford, said that there was “no easy answer” to solving poverty: “It is not just one thing that needs to change. Low income, family breakdown, addiction, mental health problems and criminal behaviour contribute to a […]