The MP for Blackpool South – for now – is the 15th MP sitting as an independent. That’s more than the Liberal Democrats.
He has effectively been treated as being guilty, which he may or may not be, before the claim has been investigated. This offends natural justice.
By not offering voters a retail package of reform, he has left himself with little political cover and limited escape options.
More women. Fewer minorities. Lots of councillors and former candidates. And fewer married people. Our complete guide to the new intake of Tory MPs.
I’m looking forward to helping put some local and national issues on the table when I make mine later today.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.