The MP for Blackpool South – for now – is the 15th MP sitting as an independent. That’s more than the Liberal Democrats.
Many Tories are alarmed by the tax rises recently announced by the Government, and will be looking for reassurance from Sunak.
They do vital work that benefits the whole nation, but won’t be able to compete with the Big Tech giants unless ministers take action now.
This site is opposed to subscription funding and a decriminalised licence fee. But both will be forced on the BBC if it doesn’t reform.
These bodies will play an important role in holding this majority Government to account. What will Downing Street make of the results?
Ellwood to chair the Defence Committee. Tugendhat to chair Foreign Affairs. Hunt to chair Health and Social Care.
The next few months should see the start of a proper, root-and-branch review of the Corporation to help it find a new model and a new role.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Meanwhile Julian Knight asks if the Birmingham bin strike is a warning of what the nation will face under “a hard-left Labour Government”.
It doesn’t seem to be complete yet, but here are as many of the appointments as have been released to date.
There are better ways to close the deficits in workplace schemes than shifting the burden to the state and giving employers an unfair advantage.
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.
This week we examine another region where the main parties fought themselves to a stalemate, whilst UKIP positioned themselves for future success.