Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
Nineteen Conservative backbenchers spoke against the policy. It’s doubtful whether a top-down targets system will pass the Commons.
More women. Fewer minorities. Lots of councillors and former candidates. And fewer married people. Our complete guide to the new intake of Tory MPs.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
A handful of gains from the Liberal Democrats do little to disguise a total stalemate between Labour and the Tories in this region.
The fourth in our series investigates the East of England, where the minor parties are making their presence felt in a traditional Tory-Labour front.
What I saw at this year’s conference makes me more confident than ever that the Conservatives can break through to black and minority ethnic voters.
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Here is a selection of the arguments that Tory MPs made during yesterday's debate on limiting the increase in benefits to 1% for each of the next three years. The Government's overall policies help those on low incomes: "The Opposition have argued that this uprating of 1% will impact […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. The Daily Mail this morning reports on the 118 Conservative MPs who have written to constituents indicating their opposition to gay marriage proposals. The Mail says "Their opposition has been expressed in letters and emails sent to constituents who have contacted them with their own concerns", and points out that […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Guido Fawkes has a list of new Conservative members of Select Committees, from Graham Brady's office. Mr Brady explains: "For the following committees I have received the same number of nominations as there are vacancies, the following are therefore elected". The appointments are: Communities and Local Government John Stevenson […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter I recently profiled the 2020 and Free Enterprise groups of Tory MPs. Those two groups are formed by ideology: MPs are attracted to the groups because, in the case of the Free Enterprise Group, members wish to open up markets and make Britain business-friendly enough to compete with other world class economies. The 2020's […]
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter Perhaps because the time for reading his Christmas Carol is approaching, yesterday's education Topical Questions was full of references to Charles Dickens. Gavin Barwell MP (Croydon Central) began by asking for more. He congratulated Michael Gove's pledge of £8million for additional school places in Croydon, but asked whether "there will […]
by Paul Goodman I've found the following methods in yesterday's first day's debate on the budget – having earlier covered the speeches of Andrew Tyrie, John Redwood and Stewart Jackson. 1) Draw attention to the dire state of the public finances bequeathed by the last Government to this one. This was the route taken by […]
Richard Fuller is Member of Parliament for Bedford and Kempston. The promotion, nurturing and consolidation of democracy amongst the nations of Africa should be seen as a positive imperative of British foreign policy. How energetically we respond as the people of Tunisia, Egypt, the Ivory Coast and others reach for freedom may determine a course […]