CCHQ itself is also a victim of what it has helped to create. Here’s a way forward that should be acceptable to all.
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.
In Sevenoaks, we are using public health funding to pay for advisors working in GP surgeries to help tackle the non-medical causes why people visit their doctor.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
The Conservative Women in Parliament Group’s letter to all the candidates in the leadership election.
Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
Davies faces an overflowing in-tray, but DCMS does not have the power to address many of the biggest challenges facing the sector.
Meanwhile, the Government has quietly been appointing more trade emissaries during the last few months.
Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
What does their selection reveal about the Government’s priorities? And why are some other rising stars missing?
Plus: Boris’s party is raided by the Vice and Drugs Squads. The Home Secretary says it was “a police operational decision”
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.