Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
We post the latest ministerial appointments as we get them.
Plus: Boris’s party is raided by the Vice and Drugs Squads. The Home Secretary says it was “a police operational decision”
Plus: The shuffle I want. Brown flops. Why on earth do Conservative Governments pour millions into Liverpool? And: In memory of Andy Wilson.
Four principles for the shift when it comes.
Providing the most effective help and opportunities for the disabled can be achieved at the same time as reducing the cost to the taxpayer.
Plus the Deputy Speaker election. Alun Cairns & Damian McBride. And: has Adam Afriyie lost his marbles?
Sajid Javid, Esther McVey. Nicky Morgan. Greg Hands – it’s turning out much as predicted. Women, Blue Collar Tories and Friends of George (not necessarily in that order).
Watch out for Sajid Javid, Esther McVey, Liz Truss, Nicky Morgan and Karen Bradley.
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. Following on from the last few days' rolling blogs, I have below a final list of the MPs (and Baroness Warsi) appointed as Ministers for each department. I have put new appointments in bold. Cabinet Office Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General – Rt Hon Francis Maude MP […]
By Jonathan IsabyFollow Jonathan on Twitter Tuesday this week saw a debate in Westminster Hall initiated by a Labour MP on the future of the coastguard service. The first speech from a Conservative MP came from Sheryll Murray, MP for South East Cornwall and her contribution was all the more poignant because her husband, a […]
Health questions were put in the House of Commons yesterday. The situation at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which has been slammed by the Healthcare Commission for "appalling" emergency care at Stafford Hospital, stood out. Between 2005 and 2008 about 400 more people died there than would ordinarily have been expected. Stone MP Bill Cash expressed his […]
The House of Commons returned yesterday and got stuck into Defence questions. Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox asked about Afghanistan: "The general consensus on Afghanistan in the House has put the United Kingdom in a strong position in NATO. Does the Secretary of State agree that, if there is to be further British deployment in […]