Courtesy of Philip Cowley, here are some markers for this evening’s votes, when they come.
A new study of the 2017 general election shows May failing to insist on a message and a manifesto which supported each other.
It was junked for a Crosby-approved alternative. Here it is in full for the first time.
Those who voted against same-sex marriage were more likely to support Leadsom than those who voted for the legislation, whilst the opposite was true for Gove.
The Electoral Reform Society calculates that a tiny change in votes would have given May a bare majority last spring. But how much difference would this have made?
It only takes nine rebel Conservative MPs to defeat the Government. If that became a regular occurrence, voters would not forgive us.
As a Conservative candidate, I found a number of chapters in Cowley and Ford’s new book encouraging.
Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart are based in the School of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham University. We’ve been producing end-of session reports on the behaviour of government MPs at Westminster for almost a decade. Last year’s was a record-breaker: Coalition MPs rebelling more often than MPs in any other session since 1945. This […]
Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart are at the Centre for British Politics at the University of Nottingham. They run www.revolts.co.uk, which analyses the voting behaviour of British MPs. It was December. The motivation factor among the leadership was to find a political fix that would unite a seriously divided party, and discussion in the parliamentary […]
Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at the University of Nottingham, and runs the website www.revolts.co.uk, which monitors backbench behaviour. This Platform piece is a version of a paper that he presented at The Centre for British Politics‘ recent conference on Cameron’s Conservatives. It is the third of a number of papers we are […]