Whatever Harrison’s personal qualities as a candidate, her selection has immediately been overshadowed by her personal life. Harrison is the girlfriend of Peter Bone: the current Wellingborough MP who has been forced to stand down.
“If you’re not a Conservative you shouldn’t be advertising and promoting the Conservative Party, I mean that seems like common sense to me!”
This vote must be chalked up as a convincing win for Sunak – and a sign that Johnson and Truss have less support among their colleagues than one might have thought.
MPs are better placed to understand public opinion. After all, they depend upon it to be re-elected.
“That’s what I think Lord Frost was talking about…we want to see the Prime Minister move to a more Conservative agenda.”
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
The decision on lifting the remainder of lockdown will be based on many factors. But that’s the question at the heart of it.
The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
These are early shots in the developing Tory backbench campaign against the restrictions, which are set to gain volume and velocity.
They can’t have been satisfied with the compromise reached yesterday over future votes on any changes to the Act’s provisions.
We’re now on Day Four of the controversy. This list began on Day Two and continues. One Minister has resigned from the Government.