Our fifth battleground summary explores the capital, where Labour and the Conservatives square off whilst trying to squeeze out the Liberal Democrats.
Chris Skidmore becomes Deputy Chair.
Recent ConservativeHome authors James Wharton and Guto Bebb are present. Both expressed concern about the consequences for their areas of the offer to Scotland.
Plus: Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the – Aaarrrggghhh!
Plenty have been left hanging in the breeze by sudden u-turns – and they’ve learned from the experience.
Rachel Reeves has a cheek to forget her party’s boom in welfare dependency and slump in educational standards.
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 […]
Mary Macleod is the Member of Parliament for Brentford & Isleworth. Follow Mary on Twitter. In two weeks’ time, it will be Derby Day. Perhaps a good time to remember – as you sip your Pimm’s and huddle under your brolly – that 100 years before, in 1913, Emily Wilding Davison fell under King George V’s […]
Mary Macleod is the Member of Parliament for Brentford and Isleworth. Follow Mary on Twitter. Everyone knows that London is the world’s top financial centre, but perhaps more easily forgotten is that it is also one of the great hubs for the creative industries. Last weekend’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the upcoming London 2012 Olympics […]
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 […]
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 […]