Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
May, Johnson, Hannan, Davidson, Fabricant and others give their thoughts. Plus, has anyone checked on Sir Simon Burns?
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
Plus: Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the – Aaarrrggghhh!
Graham Brady MP, Sajid Javid MP, Timothy Kirkhope MEP, Emma Pidding & Tim Montgomerie will be among those speaking.
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 […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter A number of Tory MPs led by Damian Collins have come together to propose a new industrial strategy for Britain. Mr Collins explains how the approach recommended by him and his colleagues is different from the industrial strategy of the 1970s and also a mythical laissez-faire policy: "The industrial strategy […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter The company Key Business Insight's "Commons Performance Cockpit" ranks MPs by their total cost – that is, staffing costs, travel expenses, office costs, salary, and so on. The majority of the 50 "most efficient" MPs, in terms of total cost, are Conservatives. The top 50 "most efficient" MPs between […]
By Jonathan Isaby Momentum appears to be growing behind Rebecca Harris' Private Member's Bill to reconsider the pros and cons of permanent Daylight Saving Time and run a three-year trial of it. Today her parliamentary colleague, Tobias Ellwood, the MP for Bournemouth East, bas published a glossy pamphlet, Time to Change the Clocks, arguing that […]
Rebecca Harris was elected MP for Castle Point in Essex at the general election and is promoting the Daylight Saving Bill after being drawn fourth in the Private Member's Bill ballot. In the run-up to the changing of the clocks last night, there's been more debate than usual about whether we should stop moving to […]
Thirteen Conservative MPs – including nine of the new intake – were successful in the Private Member's Bill ballot earlier in the month. Today sees them formally presenting their Bills for the first time (there won't be any debate at this stage), which are summarised as follows on the parliamentary website: PUBLIC SERVICES (SOCIAL ENTERPRISE […]