Lib Dem MPs secured the top two spots on the Private Members’ Bill ballot.
By Peter HoskinFollow Peter on Twitter It has just been announced that the Conservative Party’s Jonathan Evans — who won the seat of Cardiff North in 2010, after being the MP for Brecon and Radnorshire between 1992 and 1997 — is to stand down at the next election. We at ConservativeHome wish him all the best […]
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 I recently profiled the 2020 and Free Enterprise groups of Tory MPs. Those two groups are formed by ideology: MPs are attracted to the groups because, in the case of the Free Enterprise Group, members wish to open up markets and make Britain business-friendly enough to compete with other world class economies. The 2020's […]
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter Under proposals by the Welsh Boundary Commission, three Conservative seats will be abolished, one will be lost, and two would be gained from Labour. Those being abolished are: Aberconwy (Guto Bebb) Montgomeryshire (Glyn Davies) Preseli Pembrokeshire (Stephen Crabb). The seat largely returns to its pre-1997 boundaries. The new seat of […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter Yesterday saw the Second Reading in the Commons of the Pensions Bill – the legislation currently in the news which accelerates the existing timetable for increasing the State Pension age to 66. This will mean the pension age will be increased from 60 to 65 for women by 2018, before being […]
Graham Evans gained Weaver Vale in Cheshire from Labour at the election, making him the sole Conservative representative on the Mersey estuary. In his maiden speech yesterday he noted that there are areas of severe deprivation in his constituency where only 8.1% of pupils achieve 5 GCSEs – and that those pupils can expect to […]