The Exiting the European Union Committee has been renamed. The Conservative MPs elected to it are staunch Brexiteers.
Ability, popularity with colleagues and specialist knowledge seem to have mattered more in these elections than intake or ideology.
The Department of Health must establish its own complaints office, which in turn must be accountable to the Secretary of State and thence to Parliament.
And much of this material is propaganda – not fact.
Plus: Gummer gets it wrong, Barwell gets it right, Heywood gets oily, the Republicans get extreme…and why Boris may get Transport.
The two battered main parties would do well to speak honestly about the challenges and costs we face.
My enthusiasm for opening up Parliament to the people is put to the test in a new BBC TV series.
I wondered earlier this week here whether Labour MPs would use the Select Committee elections to make life difficult for David Cameron. They didn't. Instead, they lined up behind the Conservative establishment candidates. Andrew Tyrie took the Treasury Select Committee; Richard Ottaway, Foreign Affairs (a big, big consolation prize, after his defeat in the 1922 […]
The House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee published a report yesterday. A thorough investigation into lobbying, it calls for a statutory register of lobbying activities: "Lobbying the government should, in a democracy, involve explicit agreement about the terms on which this lobbying is conducted. The result of doing nothing would be to increase public […]