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.
DECC officials may be attracted to the idea of making a small saving tomorrow by agreeing to postpone further work. This temptation must be resisted.
This island within an island has an island mentality – hence UKIP’s popularity. But is that popularity anything more than skin deep?
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.
What happens to capitalism once marginal costs fall to the point at which its products can be given away for free?
Candidates sought to replace Laura Sandys and Lorraine Fullbrook – and perhaps to fight against Farage in 2015.
We can look forward to proposals on the economy, society and governance from the group that wants to revive the optimism of the early Cameron project.
The Erewash MP’s departure raises serious question for the party on how to retain female MPs.
We should stand up aggressively for competition and against monopoly, and remedy market failure in housing, banking and the privatised utilities.
Laura Sandys’ decision to resign is symptomatic of deep unhappiness among women MPs
One of the nicest people in politics prepares to leave Parliament.
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Eighteen months or so ago, I asked on this site why pro-EU Conservatives are so shy of making that case? That question may now become redundant – at least as far as a new group of Tory MPs is concerned. Laura Sandys speaks for a newly-formed European Mainstream Group […]
The two MPs were talking to the BBC’s Mark D’Arcy on Radio 4’s Today in Parliament programme. They were said they were pleased with the Prime Minister’s EU speech and his commitment to remain within a more competitive and flexible European Union. Robert Buckland said that the debate inside the Conservative Party was friendly and […]
Laura Sandys is the Member of Parliament for Thanet South. Follow Laura on Twitter. The Europe Question for the UK could not have come at a better or a worse time. Better because we are forced by the global economic situation to look at our role in Europe dispassionately, but worse because the rational would resist […]