Jesse Norman wins Culture, Julian Lewis Defence…and Meg Hillier is the new Chairman of the Public Accounts Committtee.
We continue our post-match inspection of our battleground profiles with the Liberal Democrat graveyard of the South West.
Neil Carmichael is the Member of Parliament for Stroud and a member of the Education Select Committee. Follow Neil on Twitter. School governors and governance are now high on the policy agenda. The Education Select Committee is conducting a significant inquiry, Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools, has focused OFSTED onto ‘school leadership and governance’ […]
Neil Carmichael is the Member of Parliament for Stroud and a member of the Education Select Committee. Follow Neil on Twitter. Thirty years ago, Edward Heath asserted “Britain cannot rely on doing other peoples washing”. His meaning was plain; we were in danger of becoming a service economy at the expense of manufacturing and engineering. Today, […]
Neil Carmichael is the Member of Parliament for Stroud and a member of the Education Select Committee. Follow Neil on Twitter. This January I joined the British Antarctic Survey for a week’s visit to their station in the Antarctic. The background to this visit was my Private Members Bill and the work behind-the-scenes with the […]
Neil Carmichael is the Member of Parliament for Stroud and a member of the Education Select Committee. He is currently on the panel of the inquiry into asylum support and its effects on children. Asylum is often a controversial subject and the experiences of children within this context are often lost in the debate. I […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. After last week's reshuffle of the Secretaries and Ministers of State, and this week's reshuffle of Parliamentary Private Secretaries, it's possible to investigate the state of a dying breed: the backbenchers who've always been loyal. The list below features the Conservative MPs who meet the following criteria: Are not currently […]
Neil Carmichael is Member of Parliament for Stroud. Tackling the deficit, securing low interest rates and reducing taxation for business are all necessary to create the preconditions for economic growth and, in ‘normal times’, they could even be sufficient. However, today’s circumstances require much more to ensure Britain has the capacity to overcome the challenges presented […]
Neil Carmichael is MP for Stroud. With talk of a reshuffle of the Coalition Government around every corner, it is also time to consider the structure of government departments. Many Prime Ministers have shown considerable interest in arrangements for ministries, offices and departments, especially from 1940 to 1980. Examples of radical reforms include the formation […]
Neil Carmichael is the Member of Parliament for Stroud, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Education Governance and Leadership, and a member of the Education Select Committee. Last week newspapers reported on an apparent attack by Michael Gove on school governors. However, to anyone who read all of his speech this was far from […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter My series profiling the backbench groups of Tory MPs has so far mainly featured groups founded or mostly composed of 2010 intake MPs. Last time, I looked at the Thatcherite No Turning Back group, founded in the 1980s. This week's group is somewhere between the two. The Cornerstone Group is […]
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 […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter Last year, the Prime Minister flew to Brussels amidst rumour of a leadership challenge if he didn't achieve at least a token repatriation of power. Today, he faced the Commons not only with no such repatriation realised but with his veto – so rapturously greeted at the time by […]
Neil Carmichael is MP for Stroud and a member of the Education Select Committee; Edward Wild is the Director of Wild Search, a headhunter specialising in executive and trustee appointments within non-profit organisations. They recently published Who Governs the Governors: A Fresh Approach to School Governance, which you can download by clicking here. Applications for free […]
Of the new Conservative MPs elected at the general election, eight won their seats at the third time of asking, having valiantly fought unsuccessful campaigns in 2001 and 2005 before ousting sitting Labour MPs last month. Two of those eight gave their maiden speeches during the debate on the Queen's Speech last Wednesday. Harlow's Robert […]