They are an integral part of our natural heritage: a refuge for people and wildlife, while also supplying the essential water upon which we all depend.
We should be aggressively backing UK manufacturing, science and green tech as a key plank of our recovery.
These bodies will play an important role in holding this majority Government to account. What will Downing Street make of the results?
Ellwood to chair the Defence Committee. Tugendhat to chair Foreign Affairs. Hunt to chair Health and Social Care.
Hunt’s people insist he can surprise Johnson.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
The former award explodes the conspiracy theory that honours are being given only to backers of May’s deal.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
May’s shuffle continues.
As the Leader of the Opposition prepares to address a CND rally, we must not forget why we need our effective, efficient deterrent.
Whatever one’s view of the origins of the conflict in Ukraine may be, Putin’s conduct has changed the balance of the argument about threat.
This Government has transformed defence procurement and is building a world-class fleet.
Endorsement from the NAO is a concrete demonstration of how the Conservatives have transformed the Ministry of Defence.